ITAM’s Model United Nations Organizing Committee (ITAMMUN) was chosen in March to organize the Harvard National Model United Nations Latin America (HNMUNLA), which will be held for the first time in Mexico. This event, which will be the fifth HNMUNLA, will be held from January 13 to 16, 2016, at ITAM’s Rio Hondo campus.
HNMUNLA is a Model United Nations organized annually in a Latin American country with help from outstanding students at Harvard University. It draws about 450 students from the best universities around the world to simulate the operation of various U.N. agencies. Participants assume the role of delegates from the governments of different countries or representatives of non-governmental organizations to analyze, discuss and propose solutions regarding a specific problem relevant to the committee where it is debated.
This year the following committees will participate: the U.N. General Assembly, UNESCO, the Commission for Social Development, the Special Summit of the Americas, the Security Council, and Felipe Calderón’s cabinet, who through workshops and lectures will advise participants so they can best develop their skills in negotiating, leadership and diplomacy.
The Mexican team that is organizing the event is made up of the following ITAM students:
- President: Carlos Galina
- Vice president: Juan Pablo Pietrini
- Logistics Director: Alma Osorio
- Director of Staff and Table Assistants: México Vergara
- Director of Delegate Recruitment and Hospitality: José Javier Villicaña
- Director of Public Relations: Alejandro Roemer
- Assistant Director of Promotion and Publicity: Santiago de Regil