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 2019?

The seventh session of HNMUN-LA will be held from January 10-13, 2019. The location will be announced by the end of March 2018.

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 our collegiate committees at HNMUN Latin America. High school delegates may also participate in HNMUN-LA Next Generation, a one-day training simulation with our Harvard directors, and in one of our high school committees at the weekend-long conference. 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 our registration portal, instructional videos, and fast response time from our staff will allow you to register very efficiently.

Is the conference run entirely in English?

Most of HNMUN-Latin America will be conducted in English. Therefore, HNMUN-LA is an excellent opportunity for delegates to practice and improve their English abilities. We do, however, offer at least 2 committees that will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

La mayoría de HNMUN-Latin America se llevará a cabo en Inglés. 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 al menos dos comités en español.

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. Applications for assistant directors will be released in May 2018.

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.