The Resolution Project

Positive social impact is a critical component of HNMUN, and the Secretariat and Staff of the conference are devoted to making positive impacts in the lives of delegates both during and after conference and inspiring them to do the same in their communities.  

In honor with this mission, we are partnering with the Resolution Project at HNMUN 2018 for the fifth year in a row, through the Social Venture Challenge.

Founded in 2007, The Resolution Project, Inc. is a U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to fostering youth leadership development around the world through collaborative social entrepreneurship.

The Vision is a generation of socially-responsible young leaders with a lifelong commitment to social responsibility.
The Mission is to develop socially-responsible young leaders and empower them to make a positive impact today.
The Resolution is a unique pathway to action for inspiring young social entrepreneurs, growing a global community of socially-responsible leaders.

Social Venture Challenge

Are you an undergraduate with an idea for a new social venture? Do you need money and mentorship to turn that idea into reality? Pitch your idea in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge at the Harvard National Model United Nations!


The Resolution Social Venture Challenge (SVC) is a multi-step competition designed to inspire undergraduate students to propose impactful, socially-responsible projects that address pressing social issues around the world. SVC Winners are provided lifelong Resolution Fellowship!



A Resolution Fellowship is a unique and full ecosystem of support for aspiring young social entrepreneurs, including seed-funding, mentorship, resources, and access to a global community of like-minded peers.

There are currently over 300 Resolution Fellows working in 70 countries in diverse, high-impact fields such as human rights, energy, environment, education, technology, and community development. In the past year, select Resolution Fellows have been featured in the first ever United Nations Youth Solution Report, Forbes 30 under 30, Shark Tank, and on-stage with U.S. President Clinton!



  1. Are you eligible? SVC participation is only open to undergraduate HNMUN attendees. Venture ideas must not have received prior institutional funding or support and should be in the early stages of implementation.

  2. Submit your venture proposal! Registration links will be emailed to all undergraduate HNMUN attendees. Individuals and teams can then sign-up and complete a multi-step proposal outlining their proposed social venture’s implementation and sustainability. (Step 1 Deadline: Jan. 18; Step 2 Deadline: Jan. 25; Step 3 Deadline: Feb. 8)

  3. Pitch in the SVC Forum (Feb. 16th): Semifinalists will showcase their proposed venture to students and judges in an informal, science fair-like setting.

  4. Pitch in the SVC Finals (Feb. 17th):  Finalists will give formal presentations about their ventures, followed by question and answer sessions with a panel of judges.



All students who register for HNMUN 2018 will receive details on how to register. If you do not receive an email, please reach out to

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