The Harvard MUN conference (HNMUN) is the most competitive conference LeidenMUN attends. HNMUN is nearly as old as the United Nations itself and is often times considered to be the founder of the Model United Nations concept. It is with great excitement that LeidenMUN will, for its 12th consecutive year, fly overseas to attend this highly competitive and intense conference in February 2018.

HNMUN is known for its size and intensity level of debate. Around 3500 students, from all over the world, attend this conference. This results in committee sessions from up to 400 participants. With such large sized committees, comes in-depth debating, often times requiring a creative and strategic approach. That is why we expect dedication and motivation from our delegates.

During the 9 weeks leading up to the conference, our delegates will take part in our preparation track. This track is built upon two features. The first being the skills labs, where we train delegates on skills such as public speaking, negotiation tactics, and resolution writing. The second feature is the mock UN committee sessions we provide. Every Wednesday evening you will represent a country and debate with your teammates on a given UN issue.

The programme we provide is of high quality and will demand perseverance. This doesn’t mean that you need a MUN background in order to apply. We are looking for students that have the motivation and interest to engage in international relations and affairs. We will provide you with the tools you need to succeed at a MUN conference.

Being a part of our Harvard delegation includes more than our preparation track and trip to the conference. We will visit an embassy in The Hague where you can engage with diplomats on the topics you will discuss in Harvard. We will also visit New York for two days prior to the start of the conference. During our time in NYC we will visit the UN headquarters and a permanent mission to the UN. You will also have time to bond with your delegation and explore both NYC and Boston.

You can apply until November 19th 23.59 by sending a letter of motivation (500 words) and CV/resume to info@leidenmun.org. Please include the following subject line: HNMUN 2018 – NAME. The participation fee for this conference is €990,-.