The LIMUN Foundation is pleased to launch its affiliation programme for (prospective) conferences in secondary education and sixth form. Following the success of our own LIMUN: High School conference, which extends the opportunity to engage in Model UN to school-age children, we are excited to further our mission by supporting home-grown conferences. Are you a student or teacher anywhere in the UK looking to begin a Model UN conference? Do you already have an annual Model UN conference but you're looking to make it better? Then our affiliation programme might be for you!
What We Offer
The LIMUN Foundation annually hosts the largest Model UN conference in Europe for students in higher education, with some 1,500 to 2,000 participants from all over the world, as well as a successful conference for students in secondary education and sixth form. As a result we benefit from wide-ranging expertise when it comes to organising conferences, in terms of both logistics and academic rigor, so as to make any initiative as enjoyable and instructive as it can be. We supply organisational advice, from basic tips to more thorough planning, and even personnel, like committee directors who can run sessions and write topic guides. We're happy to do so completely voluntarily.
What We Expect
To ensure that our efforts maximise impact, we expect conferences to be sustainable, recurring initiatives (e.g. on an annual basis) with the full support of teaching and administrative staff. We expect conferences to have at least 100 participants, with some level of participation from schools nearby, though we are flexible on a case-by-case basis. Most importantly, we value inclusivity above all else. If the organiser is an independent school, we expect outreach to state schools, with a minimum of 20% of delegates to be students at state schools.
Photo: The United Nations Security Council at the 2nd LIMUN: HS, 2017.