The London International Model United Nations is the LIMUN Foundation's flagship annual event, welcoming over 1500 delegates to the great cosmopolitan capital of Britain for three days of intensive debate and exciting social events. Our 18th edition will take place from February 24th to February 26th 2017.
The conference consists of a simulation of United Nations organs and other fora of international affairs, challenging young people to take on the roles of world leaders. Participants assume the mantles of national ambassadors, simulating various organs, committees and specialised agencies while seeking to resolve outstanding issues on the international agenda, from human rights to breaches of the peace.
This aims to build an understanding of global challenges and governance amid youth that crosses borders of culture and nationality. Using the knowledge, the experiences and the relationships they form at LIMUN and through other Model United Nations events, it is hoped that the next generation of world leaders will be equipped to face global issues with the spirit of international cooperation.
A delegate represents the views of a single Member State of the United Nations (or of another entity depending on the committee they are a part of), researching that country's policy and advocating their stance to other delegates. In this way, participants familiarise themselves with state policy, ideas and cultures different to their own.
The debate is controlled by an experienced set of Chairpersons employing thorough rules of procedure. The objective is to reach consensus and pass a statement of the international community's response to a particular area of concern.
MUN encourages the development of skills essential to all fields of study and employment, such as strong leadership, inovative thinking and public speaking, negotiation, mediation and consensus-building, and the ability to rapidly form relationships with people of different backgrounds and cultures.