Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,
It is with great pleasure that I invite you to join us in Beijing for Harvard Model United Nations China 2017 from Thursday, March 16 to Sunday, March 19!
Since 1927, Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN), formerly Harvard Model League of Nations, has brought together high school students from across the globe to discuss the future of our world as an interconnected community. Each year, delegates research and debate the most pressing and complex issues facing our society, and work together to develop solutions to these issues. In the process, they hone their public speaking, writing, and negotiation skills, while exposing themselves to vastly different points of view and forming new friendships with like-minded peers.
In 2010, the first HMUN China was held, becoming the first international conference of its kind. Seven years later, we are delighted to return to Beijing with 16 of our strongest directors from HMUN Boston and HNMUN, our college-level sister conference. We invite you to join us in fast-paced crisis in the Specialized Agencies, regionally focused debate in the Economic and Social Council and Regional Bodies, or the traditional UN experience in the General Assembly.
At HMUN China, our educational mission extends beyond the committee room. Through opportunities like Global Village, director panels, and our charity project, we hope to foster cultural exchange and cultivate a conference-wide community. Furthermore, the HMUN China experience is set in the historically significant city of Beijing, which we encourage all delegates to explore.
In 2016, HMUN China succeeded in its goal of reaching out to a more diverse set of schools and offering greater access to financial aid. This year, at the Eighth Session, we plan to build upon these successes by improving the accessibility of our delegate training materials, creating an online HMUN China community of international relations-minded students and educators, and streamlining our administrative processes to ensure the best delegate experience possible.
On behalf of the HMUN China staff, I cordially invite you to join us in Beijing for HMUN China 2017!
Angel T. Jin
Harvard Model United Nations China 2017