LSE YouthMUN is an annual conference for secondary school students to learn more about current affairs through an intellectual simulation of United Nations Bodies. The conference aims to deepen delegates knowledge of global issues, meet like-minded individuals, learn more about LSE and hone diplomacy and other transferrable skills that will benefit them in their pursuit of future academic and professional aspirations. The Conference is accessible to students with little or no experience of MUN, whilst also providing an introduction to what MUN is like at university level.
Last year, we held a very successful conference on the topic of UN Global Issues of Refugees. Mr. Don Flynn, Director of The Migrants' Rights Network delivered the keynote speech on 'Why the Refugee Crisis is actually a crisis of Policy'. Delegates then separated into different committees to discuss issues relating to legal protection, humanitarian aid and the long term economic and social impacts of the refugee crisis.
This year we plan to hold an even better conference. Registration and Conference details will be updated closer to the time.
Secretariat Applications now OPEN
We have 3 positions available:
Drafting the overall theme and academic direction of the conference. Overseeing the preparation of Background Guides by the Chairs. Disseminating information on the rules of procedures/rules of information to the Chairs
Liaising for sponsorships. Controlling and keeping record of finances of materials throughout the conference. Deciding on and collecting delegate fees from conference delegates
Liaising with schools and marketing the conference to potential delegates. In charge of updating social media, e.g. FB page, our dedicated website page, Twitter, and so forth. Photography on the day