2020 edition of Vilnius Model UN will take place at Vilnius city municipality (Konstitucijos pr. 3, Vilnius) on October 20-21. The event will be preceded by an optional preparatory event at the EESC on October 19, where new MUN’ers will be able to learn
more about the rules of procedure and those with more experience – get a recap and get acquainted with their fellow participants, it will be hosted at the Eastern Europe Studies
Centre, D. Poškos g. 59, Vilnius. The Model UN has deep-rooted traditions, being organized for the first time in 1949. From the very beginning, MUN has raised multiple future leaders of countries and international organizations.
This year, VMUN continues its aim to run a simulation, which is engaging, inspiring, provoking, and entertaining, once again looking to tackle a key international issue we face today. Over the course of several days, participants will take the role of a country’s representatives at the UN and will have the opportunity to make use their social skills and knowledge towards formulating solutions to handle current and future international crises. VMUN ensures that every participant will leave the event with
unforgettable memories filled with stimulating discussions and valuable experiences.
VMUN is proud to introduce this year’s topic “Building Crisis Resilience for the Next 75 Years of the UN”. The COVID-19 coronavirus that has shackled the world this year has introduced a myriad of various challenges to countries, organisations and peoples around the world, with a pandemic of this level not having been seen in the world for perhaps a century now. It has both placed further emphasis on the interconnectedness of
our world today and how this has ushered in demand for unprecedented levels of international cooperation. However, it has also uncovered old fault lines in international structures and cooperation and highlighted others as well.