MINIMUN began in 1986 as a one-day, THIMUN-sponsored, conference in which students could gain experience in debating world issues in General Assembly committees as well as in the Security Council and ECOSOC. From its small, local beginnings it now also attracts schools from other countries.
The main intention of MINIMUN is still to prepare students with less MUN experience by giving them the opportunity to develop and improve on their debating skills before they face the demands of larger conferences such as THIMUN. It also gives beginning chairs the opportunity to work with those more experienced, and to polish their skills.
The annual MINIMUN Conference takes place in the Hague area in October.