Letter from the Secretary-General
Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,
It is with great pleasure that I invite you to join us in Beijing from Thursday, March 19 to Sunday, March 22 for the eleventh session of Harvard Model United Nations China !
Since 1927, Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN), has united talented young leaders from all around the world to discuss the most pressing and complex challenges facing our society. In the process, our delegates have honed their public speaking, writing, and negotiation skills while gaining exposure to vastly different points of view and forming lasting friendships with like-minded peers.
In 2010, HMUN launched the first international conference of its kind with HMUN China. Ten years later, we are delighted to return to Beijing once again with 16 of Harvard’s most talented and caring Model United Nations directors. Our directors will serve as teachers and mentors for their delegates before and during conference, and every single one of them is deeply passionate about the educational mission of HMUN China. Every year, HMUN China delegates leave conference carrying the lessons that they’ve learned in and outside of the committee room with them, confident that they are ready to become leaders and change-makers in their own communities.
At HMUN China, we are proud that our educational mission extends beyond the committee room. We are excited to provide programming such as Global Village and director panels, which provide valuable opportunities for cultural exchange and understanding. We are also honored to be holding HMUN China in Beijing, a city with an incredibly rich history and one that has become a center for international diplomacy and intercultural dialogue.
In 2019, HMUN China succeeded in continuing its commitment to diversity and financial aid. This year, we will build on this legacy by providing more resources to delegates and faculty advisors through our training portal, and updating our financial aid application and allocation process. I am honored to serve as your Secretary-General for HMUN China 2020, and am committed to ensuring that HMUN China continues its traditional of substantive excellence this year by ensuring the best possible delegate and faculty experience.
On behalf of the entire HMUN China staff, I cordially invite you to join us in Beijing for HMUN China 2020!
Lily Z. Piao
Harvard Model United Nations China 2020