What is MUN?

Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda.

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Welcome to the world of the THIMUN Foundation. For those of you who are new to the THIMUN Foundation, we would just like to give you some basic information about us and the work we do.


The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) is a not-for-profit educational foundation that has links with the United Nations. Our objectives are to advance the interests of international education across national boundaries through the promotion of interaction and dialogue between young people from a variety of countries and school systems. We hope to develop a global awareness among young people, focusing on the formulation of peaceful resolutions to world problems and practicing the communication skills which help foster this education in world citizenship. We wish to pomote interest in, and support for the work of the United Nations. These goals are achieved through the bringing together of thousands of young people from a wide variety of cultural and national backgrounds.


Our main aim is for future generations to practice tolerance and live together in peace - young people are our future and our hope for fulfilling the aims of the Millennium Development Goals and going beyond towards sustainable peace for the whole world. For this reason we have opened up further conferences in Singapore, Qatar and Uruguay as well as having a global network of affiliated conferences. We also hope, in the not too distant future, to have a THIMUN conference in Australia or New Zealand. Time wil tell, but we want to reach out to as many young people as possible. We believe in them, and hope you will too.


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