Previous VALMUN Conferences
The American School of Valencia (ASV) has been organizing this conference since 2012 and it has always been a success. Students from ASV and other international schools have participated in this simulation of the United Nations program. Below you will find some of the most recent conferences:
VALMUN 2021 Overview
The American School of Valencia inaugurated yesterday afternoon the ninth edition of VALMUN, the school's Model United Nations conference. This edition takes place on campus and has one hundred delegates from a total of three participating schools: Cambridge House Community College, Caxton College and the American School of Valencia. Due to the COVID pandemic and travel restrictions, many of the international schools that have previously participated have not been able to do so this year. Still, the 2021 delegates participate with all the precautions required by COVID.
The opening ceremony was held in the sports center and included welcome messages from Mr. Marc Boyer, one of the two coordinators of the ASV Model United Nations program, and Mr. Lino Puertas, senior officer at the Technology Center of the Information and Communication of the United Nations in Valencia (UNICTF). Speaking to delegates, Mr. Boyer praised "approaching your fellow conference members with an open mind" and "practicing debate and collaboration in search of meaningful solutions to serious global problems."
VALMUN is an academic simulation of the United Nations that wants to educate the participants on current affairs, international affairs, diplomacy and the UN agenda. Students this year will debate issues such as the restriction of autonomous weapons, the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in less developed countries, the impact of acid rain, and the conflict between Israel and Palestine.