- HIMUN held its 45th General Assembly at COEX Auditorium on August 28
- The 45th event held under the theme “The Post-Covid-19 Era ― Seeking Multilateral Cooperation for Food Security”
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) hosted the 45th HUFS International Model United Nations (HIMUN) General Assembly at COEX Auditorium in Seoul on September 28, 2021 (Saturday). This year’s event was the second HIMUN General Assembly to be held online since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the 44th session online for the first time.
Held jointly with Korea Food Security Research Foundation under the theme “The Post-Covid-19 Era, Seeking Multilateral Cooperation for Food Security”, this year’s event served as a meaningful forum of discussion on food security after COVID-19.
The 45th online session, which reflects a sweeping social shift to a virtual, so-called “ontact” world due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, adhered to the basic principles and working methods of the UN. This year’s HIMUN General Assembly was joined by 15 nations, including Korea, the U.S., China, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Argentina, Turkey, Germany, Canada, the U.K., India, Brazil, Japan, the Netherlands, and Vietnam. During the session, the representatives of the 15 nations made a speech in their country's respective language, and their speeches were translated into the six official UN languages of English, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and Arabic as well as Korean.
Established in 1958, HUFS HIMUN celebrates its 63rd anniversary this year and is recognized as Korea’s first and best foreign language academic conference at the university level. Guided by the UN's basic principle of “Peace, and Benevolence for International Peace and Safety”, the conference is well regarded as a platform and academic forum for young people who will lead in a global era.