Yale Model United Nations Korea
YMUN Korea is an annual Model United Nations Conference for high school students hosted by the Yale International Relations Association (YIRA) in Seoul, South Korea. YIRA is a nonprofit student organization at Yale University that aims to raise awareness of and stimulate debate about global affairs and international relations. YMUN Korea held its first annual conference in the spring of 2012, but its partner organization, YMUN, has been in place since 1974. YMUN Korea is the first conference in Asia to be hosted single-handedly by an American university. With a spirit of both tradition and innovation, along with the Yale commitment to educational excellence, YMUN Korea is rapidly making itself known as one of the premier educational simulations of international relations in Asia. In its committees and throughout the conference, YMUN Korea has always encouraged delegates to think thoroughly, quickly, and creatively through structured and constructive debate on a variety of relevant issues. Overseen by Yale student staffers, YMUN Korea offers a vast range of historically and geographically diverse committees on international peace, security, and socioeconomic progress each year.