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Deadline: November 27, 2020 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
Dates: January 28-31, 2021
Eligibility: Delegates at HMUN must be 13 years of age or older and enrolled in— or recently graduated from—a high school during the period of January 28 to January 31, 2021.
Location: Boston, the United States

Harvard Model United Nations 2021

Harvard Model United Nations is a four-day international relations simulation for high school students held annually in downtown Boston.

At HMUN, delegates gain insight into the workings of the United Nations and the dynamics of international relations by assuming the roles of world leaders and international decision-makers.

Join the dialogue on the most pressing issues of the day

HMUN is an exciting opportunity for young leaders to debate the most pressing issues of the day and to draft innovative, creative solutions.

Participants will develop several skills throughout this process, including but not limited to: public speaking, negotiation, teamwork, leadership, and policy crafting.

True to the spirit of the United Nations, HMUN strives to foster a constructive forum for open dialogue on a range of complex issues, including international peace and security and economic and social progress.

Delegates are asked to think critically about the world around them and to think in new and ambitious ways

What is the purpose of multilateral organizations like the United Nations? What can they achieve? How do we balance national interests with the interests of the international community?

How do we ensure that those with power use it responsibly? What can young people do to affect change in their own communities and the world at large?

More reasons to attend

  • Substantive Excellence

The staff of HMUN is carefully selected to include the most passionate and dedicated directors. Each background guides is carefully crafted for its respective committee and reflects months of thorough research and critical thinking.

All of the directors are experts on their chosen topic, and are committed to HMUN’s ideals, resulting in well-run, challenging, and focused committees.

Many delegates leave our conference with a new-found passion for international relations and greater awareness of the issues that dominate our world.

  • Tradition and Innovation

Begun over 75 years ago with a simulation of the League of Nations, our conference is the product of years of constant innovation and a commitment to excellence.

While the conference has expanded considerably including to over 50 nations around the world, we are fully committed to the same high standard of experience for every individual delegate.

HMUN is an organization dedicated to exploring new and exciting opportunities for all conference delegates and Faculty Advisors. HMUN 2021 will continue to offer innovative, challenging committees, cutting-edge technology, and, of course, great entertainment for delegates outside of committee.

  • Size and Diversity

At HMUN 2021, you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with more than 3,300 high school students from hundreds of high schools around the world.

HMUN challenges this diverse pool of young leaders to tackle some of the most pressing issues in the world, through sustained discussion, respectful debate, and negotiation.

The conference is designed to foster negotiation and public speaking skills, introduce students to a range of global challenges, and provide culturally diverse perspectives on a variety of issues.

Strong emphasis on representation at this conference from schools across the globe ensures the HMUN experience is a truly international one.

Interested in applying for the Harvard Model United Nations 2021? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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