In light of the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, NHSMUN 2021 will be offered ONLINE and IN-PERSON. Schools can choose whether to participate virtually or in-person. Please click here for more information.

Welcome to
NHSMUN 2021!

Session I: Friday, March 5, 2021 – Monday, March 8, 2021
Session II: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – Saturday, March 13, 2021
Reserve your seats to join us for the world’s premier Model UN conference!

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 are able to attend meetings with the diplomatic representatives of the countries they are representing, and other UN and NGO leaders visit committees for dynamic question and answer sessions. 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.

Students are able to attend meetings with the diplomatic representatives of the countries they are representing, and other UN and NGO leaders visit committees for dynamic question and answer sessions. 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?

World-Class Staff

MUN Experts from the world’s top programs and universities serve as mentors for their secondary school counterparts

Exclusive Access

Use NHSMUN’s comprehensive digital resource library as well as research and training materials, acclaimed as the best on the circuit

Premier Guides and Materials

Access the most comprehensive background guides and preparation materials in the world, for beginners and experts alike

Professional Advancement

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

Individualized Attention

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

Solutions You Take Home

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

Academic Rigor

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

Build a Network

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

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

On behalf of all New Yorkers, I commend the students from more than 70 countries who have come together for this exciting convention. You demonstrate your commitment to leadership development in international affairs and will become the next generation of visionary leaders with the academic and social skills to solve some of the world’s most pressing and ongoing issues.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor Andrew M. CuomoNew York State Governor

NHSMUN Details

Register for NHSMUN 2021

Our registration is currently open! You may continue to change your group size or session preference after you sign up. Please visit our registration page for more information. If you have any questions or would like to join our e-mail announcement list, please contact us at registration.nhsmun@imuna.org. We hope to work with you!

Conference Costs

NHSMUN charges a participant fee that includes all materials, sessions, and conference programming. Please navigate to our conference fee page for additional information about our fee structure.

Mark the Dates and Sessions

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.

Reserve Seats and Submit Requests

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 conference 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!

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.

Charles (Chuck) Hagel

Charles (Chuck) HagelFrmr. U.S. Secretary of Defense

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

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