Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,

The sixty-sixth session of Harvard Model United Nations will be held from Thursday, January 24, to Sunday, January 27, 2019 Come January, more than 3,300 high school delegates and their faculty advisors will gather to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Together with our staff of over 230 Harvard University undergraduates, delegates will be asked to step into the role of international decision makers, negotiate on major international crises, and craft innovative policy solutions. Every year, HMUN attracts some of the most promising young leaders from around the world, and HMUN 2019 will be no exception.

At our sixty-fifth session, delegates in attendance hailed from over 50 countries – making HMUN one of the most international high school model UN conferences in the world. The international nature of our conference matters – delegates certainly learn a lot from reading our meticulously researched background guides, and from discussion in committee, but so much of the educational value of this conference comes from meeting hundreds of other young leaders from radically different backgrounds, from all over the world. I could not be more excited to continue the unparalleled level of substantive excellence that HMUN is renowned for to our sixty-sixth session.

Application for our sixty-sixth session is now open! Application information, along with other important dates and deadlines, can be found on the Information tab of our website. We strongly encourage delegations to apply by Priority Application Deadline II on August 29, 2018. This is especially true for international delegations, so that you can begin the Visa application process as early as possible. Applications submitted during this window will be considered on a rolling basis throughout the summer. You can access our online conference management system by clicking here.

We are pleased to announce the opening of the Specialized Application , which is for positions in the NGO Programme and all committees in the Specialized Agencies except for the two security councils. We welcome all delegates regardless of whether or not they are affiliated to a larger delegation to apply for these fast-paced, diverse, and exciting committees.

In service and leadership,

Neil D. Reilly
Harvard Model United Nations 2019