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SDG Exploration, Goal #1: No Poverty

According to the UN, “Fundamentally, poverty is a denial of choices and opportunities, a violation of human dignity. It means lack of basic capacity to participate effectively in society.” Poverty has long been a key focus of UN development efforts. At its founding, combating poverty was one of the...

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MUN Refugee Challenge Supporting UNHCR

NHSMUN is honored to participate in the MUN Refugee Challenge led by UNHCR! To promote grassroots awareness and discussion of the challenges refugees face around the world, MUN conferences are invited to join the MUN Refugee Challenge by debating and creating a resolution based on the chosen four key...

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The Sustainable Development Goals at NHSMUN

"Half our world is female. Half our world is under 25 years of age. We cannot meet the Sustainable Development Goals without drawing on the power of women and the enormous energy of young people."Secretary-General António Guterres, addressing the UN General Assembly on 19 September 2017.The Sustainable Development Goals...

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MUN Scholarship 2019-2020: Video Contest

Below is an exciting scholarship opportunity open to all secondary (high school) MUN students! Each school or team is eligible to submit a video in response to one of the two prompts below. Each winning team will receive a $1000 scholarship toward NHSMUN 2020 or another high school MUN...

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NHSMUN’s MUN Survival Guide Series

  We present to you our newest series: NHSMUN’s Declassified MUN survival guide! Each chapter will highlight an important MUN aspect to provide some of our very own tips and tricks to success. Today we have some insight on how to research leading up to a MUN conference; scroll to...

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UN Youth Representatives Attend 68th Annual UN Civil Society Conference

This past week, IMUNA's UN Youth Representatives, Jonathan Martin and Dimitri Henry, were honored to attend the 68th Annual United Nations Civil Society Conference. Here is what they had to say about their memorable experience: "The conference provided a much needed recommitment by NGOs to advocate for sustainable cities...

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NHSMUN and International Youth Day

On International Youth Day, we celebrate and recognize the role of the young population as absolutely essential to achieve change in the world. This year’s theme for International Youth Day is “Transforming Education,” which means making sure education is accessible for all. As many of you already know, passion...

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

On August 9, the international community recognizes the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. Here is what NHSMUN director for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Elizabeth Dudley, notes about this momentous day: “It is the responsibility of non-indigenous peoples to set aside time to think...

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NHSMUN 2020 Summer Staff Meeting

NHSMUN 2020 may still be 7 months away, but we're always planning exciting new features for the conference! This past week, our staff met in New York City to perfect our background guides, prepare for the start of our fall registration, and meet with amazing new partners to make...

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NHSMUN 2020 Topics Are Live!

  The NHSMUN 2020 committee topics have been announced! CLICK HERE to access the committees and their topics. Each year, NHSMUN prides itself on its committees' diverse, realistic, and extremely relevant topic choices. NHSMUN 2020 is no different! Congratulations to the incredible substantive directors for all the hard work they...

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