Dear Delegates, and Faculty Advisors,
It is my distinct pleasure to invite you to apply to Harvard Model United Nations China 2016! We are thrilled to announce that our Seventh Session of HMUN China will take place from Thursday, March 17 to Sunday, March 20 in Beijing, China.
For 60 years, HMUN has brought together high school students from across the globe to discuss pressing and significant issues in the international community. Each year, delegates research, debate, negotiate, and work together to draft resolutions that address some of society’s most complex issues, while building skills in public speaking, writing, and teamwork. In 2010, this HMUN model was brought to the international stage, when HMUN brought 12 directors to Beijing for the first time. Six years later, we are incredibly excited to be returning to China’s capital in partnership with our local hosts, Alpha Partners Education.
This year, we have selected 16 of our strongest directors from HMUN Boston and HNMUN, our college-level sister conference, to bring their committees to Beijing. These directors are eager to meet the delegates at HMUN China, and I hope you are just as excited to meet them!
Despite our small staff size, we at HMUN China are committed to maintaining the diversity and substantive excellence of our Boston conferences. At HMUN China 2016, we will continue our offering of exciting committees, from fast-paced crisis committees in the Specialized Agencies (SA), to the mid-sized Economic and Social Councils and Regional Bodies, and the larger, more traditional General Assemblies.
In addition, HMUN China provides unique opportunities for delegates to get to know their committee staff through out-of-committee gatherings, Global Village, and Director panels, in which each director discusses one of their favorite topics. To cap it off, this experience takes place in the historic city of Beijing, which we urge all attendees of HMUN China to explore.
Whether you have attended HMUN China before or are considering participating for the first time, I strongly encourage you to submit your application by the Priority Registration Deadline on October 15. Until then, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns.
On behalf of the HMUN China staff and Alpha Partners Education, we cordially invite you to join us in Beijing for HMUN China 2016!
Ren Jie Teoh
Harvard Model United Nations China 2016