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Harvard World MOdel UNited NAtions


ROME MMXVI

March 14th -18th

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Harvard World MOdel UNited NAtions


ROME MMXVI

March 14th -18th

THE OLYMPICS of MODEL UN

Harvard World Model United Nations (WorldMUN) is the most internationally diverse college-level Model UN conference, and the largest outside of North America. Every year 2,500+ college students from over 115 countries attend WorldMUN in a different location around the world. Past locations include Puebla (Mexico), Geneva (Switzerland), Beijing (China), Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), Taipei (Taiwan), Singapore, and Vancouver (Canada). 

Through lively and informed debate, exciting social events, and a unique conference spirit, the WorldMUN experience reaches across cultures and borders to inspire both cooperation and friendship.

SUBSTANTIVE EXCELLENCE

WorldMUN features twenty simulated committees of the United Nations, international organizations, and related governmental and non-governmental bodies which discuss some of the most pressing problems of our era. 

SOCIAL & CULTURAL EVENTS

The conference combines committee sessions with immersive in-conference trips and spectacular social events and workshops to bring an unforgettable experience that reaches beyond cultures and borders. 

THE WORLDMUN SPIRIT

The ‘WorldMUN Spirit’ - of friendship and cooperation across borders and a deeper understanding of cultures and perspectives beyond one’s own - is our guiding principle and our reason for holding this conference.

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The 25th Session


In 2016, we're returning to the birthplace

of modern civilization

Omnes viae Romam ducunt 

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The 25th Session


In 2016, we're returning to the birthplace

of modern civilization

Omnes viae Romam ducunt 

Cradling the millenary history of Europe, ROME, capital of Italy, is unanimously considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Attracting more than 33,000 international visitors each day, Rome is a warm, welcoming city with a rich cultural heritage, history, and vibrant social life. 

From ancient ruins of the Romans, to the Renaissance frescoes and the baroque churches, a walk down the city is a walk through time, counting meetings with the masterpieces of Raphael, Michelangelo, Bernini, among others. Its city center, together with the Holy See and St. Peter’s Basilica, are among the 50 UNESCO World Heritage sites located throughout Italy.

 

A territory of taste, Rome offers a range of opportunities to engage besides the rediscovery of history. Visitors cannot miss the culinary and wine itineraries: From Alba truffles, Parma and San Daniele ham, all the way to a fine glass of the Valtellina, Rome's visitors can expect to be surprised  as they walk around the city's more than 9,000 restaurants and bars.

Conveniently located in the Mediterranean, Rome has two international airports, a high-speed train system, and metro within the city. Omnes viae Romam ducunt (all roads lead to Rome), after all! 

This year, for WorldMUN's 25th anniversary, we are bringing our delegates to an ancient location with renewed and thriving culture, social scene, and taste. To WorldMUN 25, and to Rome, Italy.

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WorldMUN @ 25


Celebrating 25 years of the WorldMUN Spirit

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WorldMUN @ 25


Celebrating 25 years of the WorldMUN Spirit

WHERE WE'VE BEEN

WorldMUN was founded in 1991 by several Harvard students who were looking to create a different Model United Nations experience. It was only natural that the conference's first session would be in Miedzyzdroje, Poland, a city that had just had its borders opened with the fall of the Iron Curtain. There were about 300 delegates in 18 committees at the 1992 conference, and WorldMUN has continued to grow for several years to the 2500 participants it receives today.

 

In 1997, the conference partnered with its first host team, the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, and with the introduction of the host team, the conference began to develop its social activities to expand the conference experience beyond committee: Global Village, with delegates bringing food, drink, songs and traditions from their homelands, and Cabaret, a global talent show, began to bookend the conference as much as Opening and Closing Ceremonies did. WorldMUN now features a robust schedule of committee session, in-conference trips, social events and workshops to create an experience that reaches across cultures and borders to inspire both cooperation and friendship.