YMUN brings together more than 1,800 delegates from over 40 countries, connecting youth from around the world with Yale, New Haven, and each other.
WHAT IS YMUN?
Yale Model United Nations is a four-day international relations simulation for high school students held annually on Yale University’s campus in New Haven. At YMUN, delegates from all over the world interact with one another through debate and diplomacy to solve complex challenges facing the world today. Through taking on the roles of United Nations representatives, members of other international bodies, and policymakers in national cabinets, students learn about the inner workings of global politics and problem-solving. By engaging in topics concerning international and national security, political and economic development, human rights, sustainability, and more, delegates learn to navigate the intricacies of international negotiation and teamwork, adopt new perspectives, and develop comprehensive resolutions on pressing global issues.
Building upon more than four decades of experience, YMUN XLV strives to provide every delegate with a dynamic, educational, and enriching opportunity to hone and showcase their abilities. Through our unique and novel committees, new year-round learning programs, and increased emphasis on accessibility, YMUN XLV reaffirms our commitment to education and leadership. It is this passion, commitment, and care that make YMUN one of the premier global Model UN conferences.
Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow
YMUN aims to empower students from high schools around the globe through deep and active engagement with complex global issues. At YMUN, delegates develop skills in diplomacy, cooperation, and critical thinking that motivate lifelong global citizenship. Delegates leave YMUN with the knowledge that they can make an impact and affect positive change in the world.
WHY choose YMUN?
+ "Learn Today"
With our comprehensive chair recruitment and preparation procedure, we strive to create a fun, educational, dynamic committee experience for all delegates regardless of skill level. Our chairs are Yale students who are dedicated and passionate educators ready to be proactive with delegates. YMUN is also proud to provide both in-conference training and online pre-conference training.
+ "Lead Tomorrow"
Due to our commitment to learning, we hope delegates leave our conference with a greater awareness of global issues, equipped with the tools and motivation to make a difference. Through our keynote speaker, partnership with a non-profit organization, and new out-of-committee learning initiatives, we strive to integrate impact, responsibility, and action into our conference events.
+ Engagement With Yale
Unlike many other conferences, YMUN is hosted on Yale’s beautiful campus and allows delegates and advisors to experience what our university has to offer. Through Yale Day, the Global Exchange Program and our Showcase, delegates will engage with Yale students and professors to not only learn about international relations, but also to gain insight into college life and beyond.