Dear delegates, faculty advisors, parents, and future diplomats,

With the utmost excitement, I invite you to the forty-fifth session of Yale Model United Nations to be held from January 17 to January 20, 2019. It is my privilege and honor to serve as Secretary-General of a conference that embodies traditions of education and excellence. On Yale’s historic campus in New Haven, Connecticut, nearly 2000 high school students will discuss pressing global issues in the same classrooms that have inspired presidents, prime ministers, and policymakers from around the world.

YMUN XLV promises to challenge delegates to engage and think critically. Through the many committees meticulously prepared and moderated by Yale students, delegates will research historical conflicts and wars, investigate humanitarian crises and responses, and work toward consensus on sustainability and survival. Tackling these problems will require nothing short of the most unwavering persistence.

Last year, delegates from over eighty schools, forty countries, and all six inhabited continents convened to not only share their world views, but to also represent countries and their leaders in four days of collaborative and compelling debate. Dozens of resolutions were passed, addressing a range of issues from the European migrant influx to Latin American economic integration to piracy off the coasts of Africa. Outside committee, delegates learned through interactive workshops with Yale students, watched thought-provoking lectures taught by Yale professors, and toured the Ivy League campus and its neighboring restaurants. Most importantly, they met their fellow future world leaders through thoughtful conversations on the way to committee, through scheduled activities, and through many shared working papers on the path to a resolution.

It is my hope that all those who attend will cherish the experiences had and memories made for long after my gavel marks the end of the closing ceremony. With new out-of-committee and year-long educational experiences, a streamlined application and registration platform, and a dedicated Secretariat and Staff, YMUN XLV strives to be the most fulfilling and ambitious yet.

More information will be released soon, so please make sure to return to this website in the coming weeks. The application and registration process will be live soon, but spots tend to be filled quickly. To stay informed, you may also like our Facebook page for updates, explore the other tabs, and discover what YMUN has to offer.

On behalf of our team, once again, welcome to YMUN XLV.


Michael N. Borger


Yale Model United Nations 2019

Non-Profit Partner: Save the Children

YMUN XLV is incredibly proud to announce that Save the Children shall be our non-profit partner for this year’s Yale Model United Nations Conference. In the U.S. and around the world, Save the Children gives children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. In 2017, the global humanitarian organization reached more than 155 million children in 120 countries around the world and has been at the forefront of combating juvenile suffering in many of the world’s most disastrous humanitarian conflicts. And so, in keeping to YMUN’s mantra, “Learn today, lead tomorrow,” Save the Children shall interactively engage with YMUN delegates throughout the conference to show the true merits of humanitarianism and provide students with the educational tools necessary to “lead tomorrow.”

Michael Borger, Secretary-General of YMUN XLV

Michael Borger, Secretary-General of YMUN XLV

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What's New at YMUN?

  • Streamlined Registration Process and Platform

  • Revamped Online Training Program (OTP)

  • YMUN's NGO Program

  • Diverse Educational Initiatives, including Essay Contests and Publications

  • Increased Financial Aid (Local and Regional)

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