Frequently Asked Questions

what is hnmun-la?

HNMUN-Latin America is a Model United Nations conference for university students from around the world. Harvard undergraduates and a local Host Team collaborate to produce a conference marked by substantive excellence and cultural immersion in a Latin American context. 

when and where is hnmun-la 2018?

The seventh session of HNMUN-LA will be held from January 11-14, 2018 in Lima, Peru.

Who can attend hnmun-la?

Any university students, or students who have just finished their final year of high school, are eligible to apply to HNMUN Latin America. Delegates often come with other students from their school or region to form delegations. Delegations may include up to 32 members. If your group wishes to bring more, you may split into two delegations and register as two separate groups. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please send us an email at

How do I register?

Once registration has been opened, please follow the detailed instructions put together by our dedicated staff under the "Apply" tab. Detailed information regarding MyMUN, instructional videos, and fast response time from our staff will allow you to register with no trouble at all.

Is the conference run entirely in English?

Most of HNMUN-Latin America will be conducted in English, including six of our eight committees. Therefore, HNMUN-LA is an excellent opportunity for delegates to practice and improve their English abilities. This year, HNMUN-LA is excited to offer two committees in Spanish: Cumbre Global de Ciudades and La Revolución Cubana.

La mayoría de HNMUN-Latin America se llevará a cabo en Inglés, incluyendo seis de nuestros ocho comités. Por lo tanto, HNMUN-LA es una excelente oportunidad para que los delegados practicar y mejorar sus habilidades en inglés. Este año, HNMUN-LA se complace en ofrecer dos comités en español: Cumbre Global de Ciudades y La Revolución Cubana.

What does an Assistant Director do?

Assistant Directors for HNMUN-Latin America will work closely alongside the Harvard team to help run committees or devise elements in our crisis simulations. In the months before the conference, all Assistant Directors will be personally in touch with our team of Harvard Directors to prepare. This will include training sessions, preparation of committee background guides, and online hangout sessions. It is an excellent opportunity to experience the staffing side of a conference and to collaborate with Harvard students.

Who is eligible to be an Assistant Director?

Any university student, or student finishing his/her last year of high school, is eligible to apply. HNMUN-LA is proud to host Assistant Directors from around the world each year.

How do I apply to be an Assistant Director?

If you are interested in serving as an Assistant Director, please see this page and fill out the brief application. After the application deadline of 1 August 2016, the Secretariat will interview applicants and select 1-2 Assistant Directors per committee by the end of the month. For more information, contact

Who is the Host Team & what do they do?

HNMUN-Latin America 2018 is proud to partner with Pride Peru. The Host Team works closely with the Harvard Secretariat and directors over the course of a year on all aspects of the conference. The Host Team provides local expertise and helps select venues, sponsors, conference speakers, and more. The relationship between the Harvard staff and Pride Peru is essential to the spirit of international exchange of HNMUN-Latin America.