Harvard Model United Nations

Purpose Statement

Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN) is a four-day international relations simulation for high school students held annually in downtown Boston. Each January, more than 3,000 delegates, 300 Faculty Advisors, and 200 Harvard undergraduates congregate at the Sheraton Boston Hotel to confront and debate issues of international import. In participating at HMUN, delegates experience first-hand the challenges of negotiation by assuming the roles of United Nations representatives and members of other decision-making bodies, and staff members develop skills in business, administration, management, and researching and writing about international affairs. HMUN is also the longest-running simulation of its kind, built upon a decades-old tradition of excellence that stretches back to Harvard's first Model United Nations conference, held in 1953 (and even to the university's first Model League of Nations, held in 1927). Each year, conference leadership provides an unprecedented experience to staff, delegates, and faculty alike.

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