HMUN (Harvard Model United Nations) is a four-day international relations simulation for high school students held annually in downtown Boston. This year’s gathering was the sixty-sixth session and was attended by 3000 delegates from 30 different countries. The conference was held from the 24th of January to the 27th of January 2019.
A contingent of 14 students and 3 faculty advisors from MSB Chennai, MSB Pune and MSB Nasik participated in the HMUN session this year. MSB students represented the country of Botswana and were grouped into different committees of the General Assembly.
Students spent months doing research work on different topics in preparation for the event. They also had to produce their Position Papers and submit projects to the chairs of their respective committees. A mock of the conference was conducted in MSB Mumbai before they embarked on their journey to Boston.
In addition to giving the students exposure on a global platform, participation in the event also served to furnish them with essential skills necessary to excel in today’s world.
Out of 188 ‘Act to Impact‘ projects submitted by the participants, the MSB project was among the ten shortlisted as outstanding.