Early Registration for NHSMUN 2021 Has Begun!
Session I: Friday, Mar. 5, 2021 – Monday, March 8, 2021
Session II: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – Saturday, March 13, 2021
Reserve your seats to join us. No financial commitment required.
Welcome to NHSMUN
Established in 1975, NHSMUN is the world’s largest and most prestigious Model UN conference for secondary school students. Long recognized for having the best substantive program on the MUN circuit, NHSMUN is known for its diverse, talented attendees, its world-class staff, its highly engaging debates, and its academically rigorous material. Located in the heart of New York City, NHSMUN offers delegates unparalleled access to the UN system. Students can attend in-person meetings with the diplomatic representatives of the countries they are representing, and UN and NGO leaders visit each committee for dynamic question and answer sessions. To deliver this exceptional experience, NHSMUN is privileged to be able to recruit some of the best MUN experts from the world’s top programs and universities. Whether you are a beginner or veteran, if you are looking for a highly engaging, immersive experience in the world of international affairs, problem solving, and diplomacy, NHSMUN is the conference for you.
Why attend NHSMUN?
We are currently running our early registration. Early registration allows groups to reserve seats at NHSMUN 2021, and no financial commitment is required in order to do so. You may change your group size or session preferences at any time during early registration. Please visit our registration page for more information, or scroll up and click on the “Register Now” button at the top of the home page. If you have any questions about the conference or would otherwise like to join our e-mail announcement list, please contact us at any time at email@example.com. We would love to work with you!
NHSMUN 2021 will consist of two identical sessions: Friday, March 5 to Monday, March 8, 2021 and Wednesday, March 10 to Saturday, March 13, 2021. Schools may select their preferred session dates. Both sessions feature the same programming. All participants, except for schools located in New York City, are required to stay at the New York Hilton Midtown, NHSMUN’s conference headquarters.
During your initial registration, you will specify your preferred conference session dates, approximate group size, and basic group and contact information in order to reserve your seats. Subsequently, you will indicate the countries and committees that you would most like to be assigned. After paying a fee to secure your registration, our Secretary-General and Director-General team will make assignments, provide Background Guides, and share a suite of digital resources to guide students as they prepare for the world’s premier Model UN conference experience! Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have about the details of the registration and sign-up process.
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Why do Model United Nations?
We may be citizens of our sovereign countries, but more importantly, we’re also global citizens. This presents a tremendous responsibility for all of us. That’s why I commend you for being here at NHSMUN. You’ll use what you learn here in the real world; of this I’m certain — and sooner than you may think.
You will have to represent countries in talks with States that have policies you may not agree with. It will train you to be open-minded and flexible. To analyze all of the positions, even those that you oppose. To propose constructive solutions that will benefit all parties. Developing these diplomatic skills will help you as you prepare for leadership in the future. Such skills have never been more important.
It is a great pleasure to welcome everyone to NYC and to NHSMUN. The UN strives every day to promote peace and security, uphold human rights, and tackle the world’s most pressing crises. We are proud to be home to its headquarters and the many political, educational, and cultural events it inspires. NHSMUN is one of these terrific events, helping to equip the leaders of tomorrow with the skills they will need to ably guide us into the future.
“What a great, great privilege it is to be here with all of you in this astounding hall. This is an amazing privilege to be with the future leaders of our world. I just wish that the whole world, the world’s leaders, had your energy. Because if they did, this world would be the happiest place in the universe.”
To share a few words to the delegates of NHSMUN: First, thank you for doing it. The UN is a vital global institution. It better work because we have to figure out ways to make this planet work together, and that’s the way we get 193 countries around the table and try as we might to get global agreements on critical issues—exactly the task you face as the ambassadors and UN leaders in the Model United Nations.
The beauty of Model United Nations is that it is unlike most other things we teach and grade in school, unlike the ‘competition’ to win and show yourself ‘on top’ and better than others. The beauty of Model United Nations is that it is a simulation model that allows you, encourages you, to learn as you go. Just like life itself.