The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) started small, as a local MUN conference in The Hague in 1968. Nearly half a century later, THIMUN has become a global leader in the MUN community, with four yearly MUN conferences as well as other regular MUN-related events throughout the world. THIMUN also provides crucial support for countless other MUN conferences throughout the world.
The original conference in The Hague is a five-day simulation of the United Nations for secondary school students, which takes place at the end of January each year in the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague. Since then, THIMUN has branched out and become more accessible to young people worldwide. Now, THIMUN organises four events annually: five-day conferences in The Hague, Singapore and Qatar, as well as the one-day MiniMUN, also in The Hague. THIMUN now attracts over 3,200 students and teachers from around 200 schools located in countries as far apart as Norway, Australia, China and Ecuador.
During the event, participants will have collaborative solution-oriented discussions on important issues. Attendants of THIMUN conferences aims to seek, through discussion, negotiation and debate, solutions to the various problems of the world: e.g. questions of human rights, protection of the environment, economic development, disarmament, the problems of youth and of refugees, as well as the more critical issues of war and peace. The research and preparation required, the adoption of views and attutudes other than their own, the involvement and interaction with so many other young people from around the world, all combine to give participants a deep insight into the world’s problems, to make them aware of the causes of conflict between nations and to lead them to a better understanding of interests and motivation of others. The purpose of THIMUN is to instill life-long passion for improving the global community into today’s youth, who will be tomorrow’s leaders.
For more information, visit the official website at https://thehague.thimun.org
All schools who previously participated will be invited to participate again; students must be selected for their school's delegation
Varying travel costs
Some communication skills would be advantageous but not required
Once-off week-long event
Application form, letter of motivation, letter of recommendation from MUN director