History of HNMUN-LA

Founded in 1955, only a decade after the creation of the United Nations, Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) is the largest, oldest, and most prestigious conference of its kind. Staffed entirely by Harvard College undergraduates, HNMUN brings over 3,000 students and faculty together from colleges and universities around the world to simulate the activities of the United Nations. HNMUN offers a unique opportunity to experience the challenges of international negotiation and diplomacy.

In 2012, HNMUN-LA held its first session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, bringing HNMUN's well-established model abroad and adding educational and social initiatives in order to give delegates a distinctly Latin American experience. HNMUN-LA brought its second session to Brasilia, Brazil in 2013.  In 2014, HNMUN-LA held its third session in Natal, Brazil. In 2015, HNMUN-LA took place in Lima, Peru. In 2016, HNMUN-LA was organized in in Mexico City, Mexico. The sixth session, in 2017, was held in Lima, Peru. 

Throughout the conference, delegates will gain insight into the workings of the United Nations by actively participating in the resolution of important global issues. Participants will not only work with hundreds of other motivated college students with the common goals of furthering international awareness and building consensus, but will also work within a lively cultural and social setting.

The Secretariat cordially invites you to join us for the seventh session of Harvard National Model United Nations–Latin America in Lima, Peru next January!