Hanoi Model United Nations 2021 took place online from the 6th to 8th of August.
Following the Vietnamese Government’s Directives on social distancing regarding the COVID-19 breakout, HMUN’21 marked the first time our conference moved to an online platform, ensuring participants’ safety while still offering a professional and innovative MUN experience.
With the theme “The Alpha Jump”, HMUN 7th Session was a stepping stone for youths to facilitate their first Alpha jump towards the future.
In-depth training sessions are maintained for both Delegates and Observers to better understand Model UN and how it functions.
We are honored as Mr. Pham Duc Trung Kien - Founder and Executive Director of the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) and the Vietnam Foundation (VNF); Ms. Nguyen Phuong Nga - the first female Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam; and Ms. Pham Man Nhi - YouTuber and a student currently studying abroad in Australia joined us as Guest Speakers for our Workshops.
COUNCILS AND TOPICS:
THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO)
Topic 1: Bridging the Global Digital Divide among Nations
Topic 2: Ensuring the Rights of Ethnic Minorities to Identity
THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (ESCAP)
Topic 1: Addressing the Lack of Energy in Rural and Remote Areas
Topic 2: Ensuring Social Protection in Disaster-prone Areas
THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR OUTER SPACE AFFAIRS (UNOOSA)
Topic 1: Developing Global Space Technologies to Combat and Reduce Environmental Risks
Topic 2: Promoting International Cooperation on Balancing Equitable Access and Management on Space Properties
THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL (UNSC)
Topic: The Senkaku/ Diaoyu dispute
JOINT HISTORICAL CRISIS COUNCIL (JHCC)
Topic: The birth of the United States of America
As the delegate of UNESCO in HMUN 21’, and former Director-General of HMUN 20’, I felt that HMUN is the playground for anyone to express their opinions while learning from others and enjoying themselves. UNESCO’s Chairs helped me a lot in my first experience as a newbie, which is one of many reasons why I would recommend HMUN to those new to the MUN community. At HMUN, I was able to become a better self by working with like-minded peers and improving my communications/critical thinking skills.
Ha-Linh Dang, Republic of India, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
For me, HMUN’21 was a truly unique experience, not only because the conference had to be held online due to the pandemic, but also how it surpassed my initial expectations. Of course, not having an offline event took away a lot: the face-to-face interactions, the placards, the tea breaks,... However, I was still blown away by how enjoyable the whole experience was. My committee, the JHCC set during the American Revolution, was my first ever crisis council, and, with the help of the interesting plotline and exceptional works from the dais, it was by far the most thrill and excitement I have ever had from a MUN council. Not only did I learn a lot in terms of knowledge and experience from participating in HMUN’21, but I truly feel grateful for being able to meet so many people whom I admire and respect, and for all the devotion that the staff put into the event. And for all of that, HMUN’21 holds a special place in my heart.
Duong Phong-Nguyen, Benjamin Franklin, American Cabinet, Joint Historical Crisis Council
HMUN was my first ever actual MUN conference outside of my school club and it was truly a precious experience for me. I was able to learn more about my interest in politics and discuss openly my views with others. The staff and Chairs were all incredibly helpful and friendly and we were able to form very close connections, making my entire HMUN experience much more fun and engaging. The format of HMUN was different from what I was used to, plus the online conference, so it was a little overwhelming at first. However, everyone was very thoughtful and the instructions given were clear and helpful.
In general, HMUN was a new and fun experience and I hope it stays the same for many new (and possibly old) members who are joining again.
Thuy-Linh Nguyen, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific