Providing support to the humanitarian crises of today, while engaging students in world politics to prevent the humanitarian crises of the future.
WHAT IS HINSDALE MODEL UN (H-MUN)?
A charitable Model United Nations conference that is based in the Chicagoland area.
The topic brings awareness to a crisis in the world and ALL net proceeds are donated to a relevant UN Agency.
The best way for prospective MUN members to learn MUN as well as a way for skilled delegates to gain more experience during the summer.
H-MUN I - Rohingya Refugee Crisis
H-MUN II - Yemen Civil War
$18,359 Raised - 22 schools
H-MUN III - Sahel Region Crises
$12,010 Raised - 29 Schools
H-MUN IV - Uyghur Muslim Crisis
$12,000 Raised - 11 Schools
H-MUN V - Amazon Rainforest Crises
$10,000 Raised - 18 Schools
H-MUN VI - Sudan Crises
WHO FOUNDED H-MUN?
Ammar Hussain (Georgetown University) and Zamaan Qureshi (American University) founded H-MUN in December of 2017 aiming to train new delegates in the skills of Model UN and also give back.
As part of the Hinsdale Central MUN team (2016-2020), in addition to attending conferences individually, both won numerous prestigious awards at international conferences. Ammar and Zamaan attended a combined 20+ conferences. Ammar and Zamaan were highly experienced delegates who aimed to pass on their skills.
OUR GOAL AND VISION
Delegates can prepare and research for their first Model United Nations conference, but nothing will prepare you for the actual experience. While Ammar and Zamaan's first Model UN conference found them both extremely excited and motivated, they were initially very confused about how MUN works. Both agree that nothing prepares delegates as well as the actual experience of a conference. Ammar and Zamaan have designed a conference that will teach new delegates the skills they need if they want to join their school's Model UN club, attend a conference of their own, or decide if they are even interested in MUN. However, this model also allows experienced delegates to attend as well and showcase their skills as well, with specific committees driven towards each experience level.
H-MUN is an all-encompassing educational experience, not solely in the Model UN field. H-MUN, through the topic, allows delegates to educate themselves on a very relevant and important issue facing the world today; for H-MUN V the chosen topic is the Conservation of the Amazon rainforest. At H-MUN, ALL net proceeds go to a relevant non-profit organization or UN Agency. This year at H-MUN V all proceeds will go to the Amazon Conservation Team. By raising awareness for and providing funds for a major crisis, H-MUN can play its part in giving back.