Welcome to the Houston Area Model United Nations website!
HAMUN 39 will be held on January 30th and 31st at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
General inquiries can be submitted on the contact page.
We do not expect to publish any more background guides (BGGs) until mid- to late-December, after collegiate finals and term papers are complete. We will also post preparatory materials at that time, including DW handouts + additional references. In the meantime, please peruse the preliminary preparatory materials below.
Research & Writing
Debate & RoP
- Flow of Committee
- Model UN Glossary
- Rules of Procedure
- Extemporaneous Speaking + Feedback Form (IMPORTANT)
- You should do this activity every week until conference. You cannot get better at public speaking unless you practice regularly. (you can also change the speaking time and the prompts to practice different forms of public speaking)
- Debating Resolutions
- Use this like a prompt for the extemporaneous speaking activity above. Alternatively, you can simulate a full set of speeches-and-questions from formal debate, or even a short moderated caucus. Here are some practice resolutions. (make sure to mix up both strong and weak examples)
- Writing Resolutions
- Use this form to evaluate some of these practice resolutions. Evaluating other people’s resolutions will help you prepare to write your own. (make sure to evaluate both strong and weak examples)
Thanks for visiting!