What is Model United Nations (MUN)?
Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation for students who are interested in global politics, debate, public speaking, and foreign policy. Delegates, assigned to different countries, debate various topics, eventually producing a written resolution(s) much like the United Nations itself does. Model United Nations conferences and camps come in all shapes and sizes and can be found all over the world, throughout the year. H-MUN's conference will consist of two days of formal debate and collaborative work time in an effort to publish a resolution.
What exactly will I be doing at the conference?
You will be speaking in front of committee formally to vouch for your country's POV, speaking within small groups informally, drafting UN-style resolutions, and working to get your resolution passed.
How old do I have to be to participate?
H-MUN welcomes students from rising 8th graders to rising college freshman
What if I don't know how to do Model UN?
No worries! H-MUN offers complementary training sessions. After you register, you will receive information about when and where trainings are happening. Usually around half of our participants have never participated in Model UN before and we have certain committees specifically designed for newcomers!
Is H-MUN a summer training program or an actual conference?
It's both! The actual date of the conference is no different than any other Model UN conference (other than being in the summer). H-MUN also provides extensive training and resources to first-time delegates.
Is there any commitment beyond showing on the day of the conference?
Yes. You will have to attend one of our training sessions if you are new to Model UN, (complementary with registration), research your country/position and this year's topic, write a one-page paper in preparation, and give your best effort at the conference!