Non-Governmental Organizations Programme

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to the NGO Programme! My name is Phoebe Mesard, and I’m so excited to serve as your Director for Harvard National Model United Nations 2017. I am currently a sophomore at Harvard College concentrating in Social Studies. I am fascinated by international relations and particularly the ways in which, under the current system, NGOs have assumed such a prominent role. In the United Nations, NGOs are crucial to the protection of human rights, the environment, and other international priorities. They matter hugely both in the shaping of these international priorities and in their implementation on the ground. My hope for you as delegates at HNMUN 2017 is that you will experience your own role as just as crucial to the goals and operations of this conference as the NGOs are to the goals and operations of the real United Nations.

In the NGO Programme, you will have the unique opportunity to interact with many different committees and advocate for your cause in many different contexts. I hope you are excited to take on both the challenges and the opportunities that this committee presents! I am confident that anyone who joins the NGO Programme as a delegate is more than ready to rise to the occasion. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns via email.

Phoebe Mesard
Director, Non-Governmental Organizations Programme
Harvard National Model United Nations 2017