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 2018 from Thursday, March 15 to Sunday, March 18! 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 most pressing and complex challenges facing our society, and to work together to develop solutions to these issues. In the process, they hone their public speaking, writing, and negotiation skills while gaining exposure 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. Eight 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, we encourage all delegates to explore the historically significant city of Beijing.
In 2017, 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 9th 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 possible delegate experience.
On behalf of the HMUN China staff, I cordially invite you to join us in Beijing for HMUN China 2018!
John D. Bowers
Harvard Model United Nations China 2018