Meet the Team
Harvard and HUFS
The 2015 Organizing Commitee is working hard to ensure that next year's conference is a fun, empowering and enlightening experience for all participants. Learn more about faces behind the conference
The Host City
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
Located at the heart of Asia, and with a great balance of mordern amenities and cultural heritage, Seoul will provide the perfect backdrop for the 2015 Session! Read the offcial communique announcing the 2015 Host City.
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Welcome to 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 around 2,500 college students from over 80 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 ROC), Singapore, and Vancouver (Canada).
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 received 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.
THE WORLDMUN SPIRIT
"The ‘WorldMUN Spirit’ – a 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.".
WorldMUN aims to offer youth from around the world with a space to articulate their views on international issues, and to develop networks spanning borders that will enable these future leaders to transform their ideas into action. Ask anyone who has attended a WorldMUN conference and they will tell you there is something special about WorldMUN, something that distinguishes it from all other Model UN conferences around the world.
Some find this ‘WorldMUN Spirit’ after hours of deliberation and debate with the final passage of a important resolution innovating new solutions to a decades-old conflict; for others, it’s in the 2am deep conversation about cultures with a delegate from oceans away; and, for some, it’s in meeting whole new network of friends at WorldMUN’s social events after a long day’s work. We look forward to sharing & spreading this spirit with you and other delegates at conference!