About the NHSMUN-MX Conference
“Being part of NHSMUN showed me my love for politics and influenced my decision to minor in Political Science when I start college this fall. It allowed me to meet so many amazing people. It is by far the best Model UN conference I have ever attended.”
NHSMUN-MX is a conference hosted by IMUNA, the global leaders in academically immersive Model UN experiences. Our New York City conference is the premier conference for high school students around the world, with participants from more than 130 countries throughout its history. Just like our sister conference in New York, NHSMUN-MX will be notable for its talented, prestigious attendees, world-class staff, proven substantive excellence, and accurate, engaging committee simulations. The conference will expose students to high-profile, relevant United Nations figures, including meetings with the ambassadors or representatives of the embassy in Mexico of the countries they are representing. Our New York conference has welcomed a wide variety of interesting figures, ranging from UN, government, and international affairs experts like US-UN Ambassadors Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Jonathan Cohen, NYC Commissioner Penny Abeywardena, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General Jeffrey Sachs, Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Ret. General David Petraeus to UN humanitarian programme directors or celebrity advocates like President & CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Caryl Stern, Mandy Patinkin, and Demi Lovato. We take pride in the high level of debate in our committees, which provide students with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the theory and practice of international relations firsthand.
Simulations such as NHSMUN-MX are invaluable educational tools, as they teach our future leaders about the United Nations and the international community through intensively researched debate with their peers in a setting moderated by students from the most elite universities. In their committees, students are exposed to talented and inspiring speakers that come from many different relevant organizations and backgrounds — in recent years, Founder of Peace One Day Jeremy Gilley, President of Freedom House Michael Abramowitz, UNICEF-USA Chief Engagement, Advocacy and Global Programs Officer Anucha Browne, and leaders from the Malala Fund, Habitat for Humanity, Amnesty International, Kiva, and Médecins sans Frontières, to name a few. These speakers’ insights leave an indelible mark on our eager-to-learn students.
The goal of NHSMUN is to provide a professional and engaging conference, creating an atmosphere most conducive to learning. By utilizing engaging educational tools and resources in and out of our committee sessions, NHSMUN is committed to IMUNA’s mission of “education through simulation.” NHSMUN strives to enhance delegates’ learning experiences in an impactful and enjoyable way through its conference programming. Aside from top-quality United Nations body simulations, as part of its focus on the experiential learning experience, NHSMUN offers a robust series of educational programming to expand the delegate and faculty experience, ranging from engaging guest speakers, mission visits, and skill-building workshops. all of which use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a lens.
We are excited to host NHSMUN-MX based in Mexico City, a vibrant cultural, diplomatic, and financial center of the world. Mexico was one of the 51 founding members of the United Nations in 1945, and today, 86 embassies and hundreds of international NGOs have offices in Mexico’s capital. Mexican ambassadors and leaders continue to play a central and critical role in the creation of the resolutions, treaties, and programmes that will shape our world. NHSMUN-MX will present an opportunity for students in Mexico and beyond to find their voice and place in this exciting and growing diplomatic environment. Our visiting experts program will allow delegates to understand how the contemporary global issues discussed in their committees apply to real people and situations across the world and will encourage them to take action to make a difference in their local communities after the conference. Our Committee Directors strive to connect delegate debate and solutions to real-world events and communities through a variety of multimedia and educational tools.
In addition to learning about the best ways to address global issues, NHSMUN-MX will challenge its delegates to take personal action on the issues they will be debating. In our increasingly interconnected world, the subject of MUN debates are no longer issues for faraway people. Each of us plays a key role in the fights to promote sustainable development and combat climate change. Therefore, NHSMUN-MX will offer delegates tools to make a meaningful difference in their community and raise awareness of the issues that they worked so hard to solve in their committee simulations. These extensive programming options allow our delegates to truly engage in their role as model diplomats and global citizens.