Save the Date for NHSMUN 2021!

Session I: Friday, Mar. 5, 2021 – Monday, March 8, 2021
Session II: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – Saturday, March 13, 2021
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.

Past NHSMUN Photos

Why attend NHSMUN?

World Class Staff

Top university students from around the world mentor their secondary school counterparts

Premier Background Guides

NHSMUN produces the most comprehensive background guides in the world, preparing students for top-notch committee participation

Individualized Attention

NHSMUN’s staff leadership team is known for its meticulous attention to detail and around-the-clock availability

Academic Rigor

Enjoy deep immersion into the UN system and engaging resources with a direct connection to the Common Core and IB curriculum

Exclusive Resources

Check out NHSMUN’s comprehensive digital resource library and training materials for MUN delegates

Professional Advancement

Distinguish yourself from your peers in your college applications by showing your involvement with NHSMUN in New York City

Solutions You Take Home

View and share your digitally published resolutions online at the end of each conference

Build a Network

Become a part of the powerful network of the best and the brightest in the 21st-century Model United Nations community

NHSMUN Details

We would love to work with you! Thank you for your patience while we update our website with NHSMUN 2021 registration information and details. If you have any questions about the conference or would like to join our e-mail announcement list, please contact us at any time at registration.nhsmun@imuna.org.

NHSMUN 2020’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 $90-100 per person per night. Please navigate to our conference fee page for additional information about our conference fee structure.

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.

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?

Many years ago, I, myself, was a Model UN delegate. In fact, my high school came to NHSMUN each year. To this day, I give credit to my faculty advisor, who has since become a dear friend, for getting me involved with Model UN, as it directly inspired me to pursue a career in foreign service.

Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen

Ambassador Jonathan R. CohenUS Mission to the United Nations

Networking, negotiation, compromise…this is the stuff that makes the world go around. You might not realize it until years from now, but the skills you’re learning here…they might be more important than anything you’ll ever study in a classroom.

Ambassador Susan Rice

Ambassador Susan RiceFormer US Ambassador to the UN; Former U.S. National Security Advisor

I wish you could stand where I am standing right now, to be able to look out at all of you. Model United Nations really is enough to give one hope…to really inspire one…about what your generation is going to achieve in the world. We need you. That’s my main message to you here this evening.

Samantha Power

Samantha PowerUS Ambassador to the United Nations, 2013-2017

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.

Ban Ki-Moon

Ban Ki-MoonUnited Nations Secretary-General, 2007-2016

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.

Bill de Blasio

Bill de BlasioMayor, New York City

“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.”

Mandy Patinkin

Mandy PatinkinActor, Singer, Comedian, Voice Artist

“It is an honor to be here at this prestigious NHSMUN event. I am sure that I am speaking to some of our greatest future leaders, problem solvers, innovators. How impressive it is to be a part of the excitement of our next generation. This week you will learn what it takes to be a leader.”

David H. Petraeus

David H. PetraeusRet. General, US Army | Former Director, CIA

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.

Dr. Jeffrey Sachs

Dr. Jeffrey SachsSpecial Adviser to UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the SDGs

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.

June Gorman

June GormanFounder - Transformative Education Forum