What is Model UN?
Model United Nations is a platform that simulates the conferences of the United Nations and its body organizations. At the official conference, participants will address given political and social issues as representative delegates, politicians, or public figures of nations around the world.
What is HMUN?
Hanoi Model United Nations Organization (HMUN Org.) is a student-run organization bringing together like-minded individuals who share a passion for contemporary global issues and international relations. Located in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, HMUN operates year-round with numerous activities revolving around Model United Nations, including:
1. The annual main conference in August;
2. Mock Model UNs (two-day Model UN simulation);
3. Training sessions for Delegates and Organizers on how Model UN works and how a Model UN Organization operates;
4. Community service activities for students to help their local communities with knowledge learned from Model UN.
At the annual HMUN main conference, delegates from all over Vietnam take on the role of representatives of different nations and have the opportunity to engage in political discourse, discuss, debate, and develop comprehensive resolutions on pressing international issues, alongside learning about the inner workings of global politics and problem-solving.
Since its inception in 2015, Hanoi Model United Nations (HMUN) has grown into one of the most anticipated Model United Nations conferences in Vietnam. With a team of around 100 passionate and professional team members, HMUN has gone through eight sessions, achieving roaring successes, gaining widespread publicity, and receiving positive responses from Vietnamese and international students. With growing popularity, our latest conference has drawn in more than 100 Delegates together with more than 40 Delegates attending our Mock conferences.
In August 2019, HMUN transformed itself from an annual event to an organization with year-round operations. We strive to provide better access to Model UN conferences for students and intensive training for both our members and participants. Our organization endeavors to equip and empower students with an appreciation for differing viewpoints, gain first-hand experience of diplomacy, thus fostering critical thinking skills, cross-cultural understanding, and self-confidence. We hope that through their experience with HMUN, participants can leave with valuable knowledge, a growing sense of responsibility towards global issues, and a concrete commitment as Agents of Change for tomorrow.
A newbie-friendly MUN: By making HMUN financially and informatively accessible, we aim at creating the most supportive and friendly platform for MUN newbies.
An open mind: Carrying the torch of innovation and initiative, we are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve our organizing procedures and quality of content. To keep up with the ever-changing flow of world events, we provide professional training in a comprehensive, intensive, and continuous manner throughout the year for our members and event participants.
Every voice matters: As an intellectual playground for curious youths, HMUN believes in the importance of not only raising young people’s social awareness but also empowering them to speak up, defend themselves, and most importantly, strive to turn solutions on paper into action.