Frequently Asked Questions

what is hnmun-la?

HNMUN-Latin America is a Model United Nations conference for university students and high school 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 eighth session of HNMUN-LA will be held from January 17-20, 2019 in Lima, Peru.

Who can attend hnmun-la?

Any university students or high school students are eligible to apply to our committees at HNMUN Latin America. This year, we will have seven committees for university students and two committees for high school students. Please refer to our "Committees" tab for more information about English, Spanish, single delegate, and double delegate committees. High school and middle school delegates may also participate in HNMUN-LA Next Generation, a one-day training simulation with our Harvard directors. 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. Additionally, if you hope to bring both university and high school delegates, please register them as separate delegations. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please send us an email at

How do I register?

This year, we will be offering registration through our traditional portal, Harvard MUNBase. 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? Es esta conferencia conducida totalmente en español?

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 multiple committees conducted entirely in Spanish. Both university and high school delegates will have the opportunity to participate in a committee conducted 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.