Dear visitor,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the website of the Haarlem Model United Nations. HMUN is an internationally recognised secondary school conference organised by students of the Stedelijk Gymnasium, located right in the heart of the historical city of Haarlem, the Netherlands.

Over the past few weeks we have, undoubtedly like yourself, been monitoring the situation regarding the corona virus closely. The government of the Netherlands has announced new measures that are to be taken in order to best protect the public health in the country. These include cancelling all events with more than 100 attendants that are to be taking place between now and the 6th of April. It is, therefore, with deep regret and disappointment, that we hereby have to announce that HMUN 2020 will not take place.  

We had been working and looking towards the conference and welcoming you there for a long time, and we are deeply sorry that we will not get to experience the beautiful phenomenon of hosting a diverse group of future leaders in our city, together with you. Of course, the health and safety of the attendants will always be put before anything else, hence why we made this decision. We sincerely hope that you and your near ones will not be affected too much by this virus.

We wish you the best of luck at this time, and sincerely hope to see you in Haarlem at HMUN 2021.

Kindest regards, 

On behalf of the entire HMUN organisation, 

Myrthe Beerens and Jip van der Vlis 

Secretaries-General of the Haarlem Model United Nations 2020 

Registrations for schools, StOff, Press and Special committees are now closed. Click here to view the explanatory letter.

The issues which will be discussed have been announced. Click here to view them.

With this link you can download our new HMUN app! (do this on your phone!) With this app you will be able to see news articles regarding HMUN and the conferences we visit. Besides that, the app is a very practical tool to use during the conference itself. For instance, you will be able to see the agenda and during the year we will add many more features!

I never really knew that so many people were involved in making the world better and trying to find solutions for the problems we have, and am rather happy to have had the chance to learn a little more about it now.

Kim Putters, head of the Netherlands Institute for Social Research