Model United Nations conferences simulate United Nations, International Organizations, and governmental bodies such as the World Health Organization, the African Union, and government cabinets- in which participants are assigned to represent countries, organizations, or leaders in order to debate pressing international issues. Over a series of committee sessions, “delegates” or attendees to the conference, have to work together constructively in order to introduce working papers and eventually draft resolutions. The sessions end when the committee votes on all the introduced draft resolutions, generally choosing to adopt a single document that addresses the problem being discussed.

At WorldMUN, committees are divided into three organs, each with a different character:

  • The General Assembly (GA)
  • The Economic and Social Council & Regional Bodies (ECOSOC)
  • The Crisis & Historical Committees (Crisis)

Model United Nations conferences also follow a set of rules known as the "Rules of Procedure" (ROP), which helps facilitate the discussion around committee. For Harvard WorldMUN specific guidelines on ROP please click the link and see the file below: