The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The United Nations Environment Programme is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

UNEP work encompasses assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends; developing international and national environmental instruments; strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment.

issue 201 - Measures to reduce the issue of damage to marine life by reducing marine debris.

Chair: Sofie Aas Mortensen


issue 202 - Measures to decrease the production and consumption of animalistic products in agriculture.

Chair: Victoria Vaage



Your Chairs

First Chair - Victoria Vaage

Hi everyone! I’m Victoria Vaage, 18 years old, and I will serve as chair in the environmental committee at SANMUN 2017. I am Norwegian born and raised, but I have lived in the states for 5 years, and love to travel, so that has had a huge impact on forming my perception of the world and the people around me. I am a vegan, so you might have a guess as to why I am chair for this committee, and I am very excited for all the great debates that hopefully will form.


I was introduced to MUN during my first year at Nesbru VGS, and since I love to talk, it sparked an interest in me right away. I was not very globally engaged at the time, but soon after starting to participate in MUN, I realized how important it was, and have therefore become more engaged in the world around me. I have been to several MUN conferences, and had such a blast, but this will be my first time as chair, so hopefully y’all will keep a light heart, and excuse me if I make any mistakes.


I am very exited to meet you all and work along side everyone so that we can have a great conference, have many fruitful debates, and hopefully create some new friendships!


second chair - Sofie aas mortensen

My name is Sofie Aas Mortensen and I will serve as a chair for the environment committee at SAMMUN 2018. I’ve spent my whole life living in Sandefjord, however, I am hoping to study abroad once I finish the IB.

I was first introduced to MUN in 2015 in my Pre-IB year at SVGS and I have participated at the 2015 SANMUN conference as a delegate and at last year SANMUN conference I served as a chair. I found these experiences to be both challenging and rewarding, and I learned a lot about debating and critical thinking. Both conferences where also fun social events where I got to know many fascinating and hardworking people.

This year I look forward to work with new people and be a part of exciting debates!