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.
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, Harvard Model United Nations 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.
HMUN ask delegates 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?
Details of Harvard Model United Nations
- Event Date: 28th January to 31st January 2021
- Deadline: 27th November 2020
- Country: USA
In order to be eligible to apply for Harvard Model United Nations 2021, applicants 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. College students are not eligible to apply for HMUN 2021.
We understand that some high schools may culminate before the dates of the conference. You are eligible to apply to HMUN 2021 as long as you will not be matriculated in a college during the period of January 28 to January 31, 2021.
HMUN 2021 is open to students who are:
- Of any nationality or citizenship
- Similarly, of any gender, race, or ethnicity
- At least 13 years old
- Also, Currently enrolled in high school or recent graduates of high school
- Likewise, Will not be matriculated in a college during the period of January 28 to January 31, 2021.
Once accepted, students must be accompanied by a faculty advisor. Teachers, university students, parents, administrators, and other adults 18 years of age or older are eligible to serve as faculty advisors. Any individual who is eligible to participate at HMUN as a delegate is ineligible to serve as a faculty advisor.
Students interested in applying to the conference may apply through a school or as an individual delegate.
As such, applicants may apply through three different channels:
- Large Delegations: Schools with more than 8 students are considered large delegations. Students in large delegations may find themselves in all three committee types – the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council & Regional Bodies, and the Specialized Agencies. Please keep in mind that schools may receive no more than two General Assembly assignments. Additional students under a large delegation may also apply via the Specialized Application.
- Small Delegations: Schools with 8 or fewer students are considered small delegations. Students in small delegations may find themselves in the Economic and Social Council & Regional Bodies, and the Specialized Agencies. Additional students under a small delegation may also apply via the Specialized Application.
- Individual Delegates: Individuals not applying as a delegation through their school may also apply to HMUN through MUNBase. Note that applicants applying as individual delegates must also be accompanied by a faculty advisor.
Specialized Application: All delegates wishing to apply as part of the specialized agencies must submit a general application with their school on MUNBase and indicate their committee preferences in their application.
- May 15: Registration Opens
- June 19: Priority I Registration Deadline
- August 29: Priority II Registration Deadline
- October 17: School Fee Deadline
- October 31: Delegate and Faculty Advisor Fee Deadline
- November 27: General Registration Deadline
- January 28-31: Conference