Letter from the Secretary-General

Dear Delegates, Faculty Advisors, and members of the HNMUN community,

Welcome to Harvard National Model United Nations 2018!

I am truly honored to serve as your Secretary-General for the Sixty-Fourth Session of HNMUN. We hope that you will join us for the conference, which will be held from Thursday, 15 February to Sunday, 18 February in downtown Boston.

HNMUN constantly strives to embody the educational and diplomatic spirit that inspired the creation of Model United Nations several decades ago. Our commitments to substantive excellence, diplomacy, and service to our delegates are all in the name of fostering greater global cooperation. Despite that we simulate real-world decision-making bodies, we strive to model the ideals of multilateralism and diplomacy.

As HNMUN moves into its seventh decade, we are redoubling our commitment to being not only the premier collegiate model UN experience in the world, but also the leading international relations forum for university students across the globe. It is our mission to bring together and educate the next generation of leaders in international affairs—and, indeed, to bring together and educate students who are already outstanding leaders. More than half of HNMUN’s 3000 delegates come from outside the United States, and we take tremendous pride in that fact. It is our hope that HNMUN can serve as a platform for innovation and a space to build relationships for students with a truly global array of perspectives.

Our Staff of over 230 Harvard undergraduates will be working tirelessly through February 2018 to ensure that your delegate experience at HNMUN 2018 is incredible, both substantively and socially, and we truly hope that you will join us next spring for a fantastic model UN experience. Please browse through our updated website to see all of the committees and opportunities that will be offered at HNMUN 2018, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. On behalf of the entire staff of the conference, I look forward to welcoming you in person at the Sixty-Fourth Session of Harvard National Model United Nations!

Sincerely,

Sarah S. Anderson 
Secretary-General
Harvard National Model United Nations 2018