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?
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:
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:
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.