Welcome to the NHSMUN 2020 Conference!
Session I: Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 – Monday, March 2, 2020
Session II: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 – Saturday, March 7, 2020
Join us in New York City for the world’s premier Model UN conference!
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 would love to work with you! While our normal registration has ended, if you are interested in joining us, please contact us to discuss the options. If you have general questions about the conference or would like to join our e-mail announcement list, please contact us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NHSMUN’s participant fee is $105, which includes all materials, sessions, and conference programming. Hotel costs vary depending upon the type of room selected, but on average, we recommend budgeting roughly $100 per person per night. Please navigate to our conference fee page for additional information about our conference fee structure.
NHSMUN 2020 will consist of two identical sessions: Friday, February 28 to Monday, March 2, 2020 and Wednesday, March 4 to Saturday, March 7, 2020. Schools may request 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.
During your initial registration, you will specify your preferred conference session dates, approximate group size, and basic group and contact information. 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?
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.