World MUN brings together delegates more than 2,200 delegates from over 65 countries across the globe, making it the world’s premier international Model UN Conference. Run by Harvard University, World MUN was founded in 1991 by several Harvard students who were looking to create a unique, truly global Model United Nations experience. World MUN aims to offer youth from around the world with a space to articulate their views on international issues, and to develop networks spanning borders that will enable these future leaders to transform their ideas into action. After-hours, delegates get to immerse themselves in the culture and nightlife of the host city – socializing, dancing and enjoying a cocktail or two with fellow delegates from all over the world.
WorldMUN 2016 in Rome
Report from William McLean, Delegate
One of the best things about the society is that it opens students up to once in a lifetime experiences such as WorldMUN 2016. Having the chance to travel to Rome, the Eternal City has been a supremely rewarding and absolutely unforgettable experience. Eighteen students traveled as part of our delegation, and in the process we went from a bunch of friends and became a family. From the Colosseum and the Pantheon to Gelatarias, pizza restaurants and perpetually crowded narrow backstreets, we were fortunate in having the chance to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world and embracing its art, history, culture and vibrancy.
Team UNSW performed with great distinction during the week-long WorldMUN, annually organised by Harvard University. All of our delegates performed at an intellectually high level throughout the conference, and two of our delegation returned home with awards – Simone Chaikin and Amalie Vangen were awarded honourable mentions, a fantastic achievement in such a competitive environment. The successes of Team UNSW and the bond that was created over the trip wouldn’t have been possible without the dedicated work of Andres Diaz, our head delegate, as he poured countless hours into training sessions to prepare us for the conference and fostering a welcoming and jovial environment between delegation members.