Harvard World Model United Nations

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Harvard World Model United Nations
Harvard World Model United Nations Logo, 2014 Update.png
Abbreviation WorldMUN
Formation 1992
Type NGO
Purpose Education
Location
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
Official language
English
Secretary General
Spencer Ma
Main organ
Organizing Committee
Website www.worldmun.org

The Harvard World Model United Nations (WorldMUN) is an annual traveling Model United Nations conference that is run by Harvard University and a local university team from a host city. WorldMUN moves to a new city each year and is one of the largest international MUN conferences today. The Conference was first held in 1992. The Conference targets High School students from all over the world who have a passion and interest to become a diplomat in future.

General information and history[edit]

WorldMUN uses a competitive bidding process to select locations for each conference, with prospective host teams, usually consisting of the MUN societies of large universities, applying.

The conference is generally held in March.

WorldMUN uses the American style of Model United Nations, with almost all delegates paired with another from their delegation, with discussions occurring both inside and outside the rooms simultaneously.

Committees have in the past included committees of the United Nations General Assembly, the Security Council, the subcommittees of ECOSOC, regional bodies (such as the African Union or European Union), specialized agencies of the United Nations, crisis simulation committees and uniquely, simulations of the entire general assembly.

As most other conferences, there are also workshops, social events showcasing local culture and a global village, where participant teams can share delicacies and traditions from their home countries.

From 2016 onwards, the conference began giving out WorldMUN spirit awards to teams, for showing exceptional adherence to the spirit of WorldMUN and the United Nations. The team from Andrés Bello Catholic University (Venezuela) were the first recipients of this prize.

The organisation also has a social foundation, the resolution project, aimed at fostering global youth leadership.

WorldMUN Conferences[edit]

Session Year Location
City- Country- Secretary General Host Team President Local Host Team Conference Venue Delegation Awards
1 1992 Miedzyzdroje Poland

Poland

Geraldine Acuña N/A Hotel Amber Baltic
2 1993 Prague Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Joshua A. Saloman N/A
3 1994 Luxembourg Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Ankur U. Saraiya N/A
4 1995 Geneva Switzerland

Switzerland

Emmeline Li N/A
5 1996 Amsterdam Netherlands

Netherlands

Aram A. Schvey N/A
6 1997 Budapest Hungary

Hungary

Andras Forgacs Budapest University of Economic Sciences
7 1998 Brussels Belgium

Belgium

Johs Pierce Vrije Universiteit Brussel
8 1999 Cambridge United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Winnie Li University of Cambridge
9 2000 Athens Greece

Greece

James Mwangi National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
10 2001 Istanbul Turkey

Turkey

Rohan Gulrajani
11 2002 Belo Horizonte Brazil

Brazil

Aspasia Karalis Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais Ouro Minas Palace Hotel Best Large Delegation: Yale University
Best Small Delegation:
12 2003 Heidelberg Germany

Germany

George Tsiatis University of Heidelberg University of Heidelberg - Old Town Campus Best Large Delegation:
Best Small Delegation: U.S. Military Academy, West Point
13 2004 Sharm El-Sheikh Egypt

Egypt

George Tsiatis Modern Sciences and Arts University Maritim Jolie Ville Mövenpick Golf, Resort & Conference Center Best Large Delegation:
Best Small Delegation: U.S. Military Academy, West Point
14 2005 Edinburgh United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Alex Captain University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh Best Large Delegation: The College of William & Mary
Best Small Delegation: U.S. Military Academy, West Point
15 2006 Beijing China

China

Victor Bicalho Peking University Peking University Best Large Delegation: The College of William & Mary
Best Small Delegation: U.S. Military Academy, West Point
16 2007 Geneva Switzerland

Switzerland

Khalid Yasin École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Centre international de conférences de Genève (CICG) Best Large Delegation: Universidad Católica Andrés Bello
Best Small Delegation: Lahore University of Management Sciences
17 2008 Puebla Mexico

Mexico

Joseph Kerns Manuel Rosas Vázquez Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Convention Center of Puebla Best Large Delegation: MUN Society Belgium
Best Small Delegation: Lahore University of Management Sciences
Outstanding Large Delegation: Universidad Central de Venezuela
18 2009 The Hague Netherlands

Netherlands

Timur Kalimov José Dominguez Alvarez United Netherlands World Forum Convention Center and the International Criminal Court Best Large Delegation: MUN Society Belgium
Best Small Delegation: Lahore University of Management Sciences
19 2010 Taipei Taiwan

Taiwan

Ami Nash Jason Tsung-Cheng Hou National Taiwan University Taipei International Convention Center Best Large Delegation: MUN Society Belgium
Best Small Delegation: Lahore University of Management Sciences
20 2011 Singapore Singapore

Singapore

Reihan Nadarajah Jing Zhi & Sharmeen Alam National University of Singapore Suntec Singapore International Convention Centre Best Large Delegation: MUN Society Belgium
Best Small Delegation:
21 2012 Vancouver Canada

Canada

Kat Tang Kenneth Chan University of British Columbia Vancouver Convention Centre Best Large Delegation: Universidad Catolica Andres Bello
Best Small Delegation: Claremont McKenna College
22 2013 Melbourne Australia

Australia

Charlene Wong Siamak Loni Monash University & RMIT University Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Best Large Delegation: MUN Society Belgium
Best Small Delegation: College of William & Mary
Outstanding Large Delegation: Universidad Central de Venezuela
23 2014 Brussels Belgium

Belgium

Grace Y. Qi Jens Wauters MUN Society Belgium Egmont Palace, European Council and The Hotel Brussels Best Large Delegation: Peruvian Universities [1]

Outstanding Large Delegation:Universidad Simón Bolívar[2]

Best Small Delegation: Georgetown University International Relations Club [3]

24 2015 Seoul South Korea

Republic of Korea

Brian K. Mwarania Hyun-Joo Lee Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Korea International Exhibition Center Best Large Delegation: Universidad Simón Bolívar

Outstanding Large Delegation: Universidad Católica Andrés Bello

Best Small Delegation: Claremont McKenna College

25 2016 Rome ItalyItaly Joseph P. Hall Riccardo Messina United Network, Italian Association Sheraton Rome Best Large Delegation: MUN Society Belgium

Outstanding Large Delegation: Peruvian Universities

Best Small Delegation: Claremont McKenna College

WorldMUN Spirit Award: Universidad Católica Andrés Bello

26 2017 Montreal Canada

Canada

Parijat Lal Jonathan Sasson Dawson College Palais des congrès de Montréal Best Large Delegation: MUN Society Belgium

Outstanding Large Delegation: be.boosted

Best Small Delegation: Washington University in St. Louis

Outstanding Small Delegation: West Point Military Academy

WorldMUN Spirit Award: Universidad Metropolitana

27 2018 Panama City Panama

Panama

Nicholas Abbott Alan Smith Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua Atlapa Convention Centre Best Large Delegation:
Peruvian Debate Society

Outstanding Large Delegation: MUN Society Belgium

Best Small Delegation: Claremont McKenna College

Outstanding Small Delegation: Georgetown University

WorldMUN Spirit Award: Universidad Metropolitana

28 2019 Madrid Spain

Spain

Spencer Ma Alba Gavaliugov Mendez SAMUN

See also[edit]

Model United Nations Harvard National Model United Nations London International Model United Nations

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harvard WorldMUN [@WorldModelUN] (21 March 2014). "Best Large Delegation - Peruvian Universities" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Harvard WorldMUN [@WorldModelUN] (21 March 2014). "Outstanding Large Delegation - Universidad Simon Bolivar" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Harvard WorldMUN [@WorldModelUN] (21 March 2014). "Best Small Delegation - Georgetown University" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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