LONDON, UK (March 28, 2020) – The LIMUN Foundation today announces the appointment of Benjamin Santhouse-James as Secretary-General of LIMUN. His appointment takes effect immediately.
Benjamin Santhouse-James is currently pursuing a Geophysics MSci degree at Imperial College London on a Society of Exploration Geophysics Scholarship. He has been active with the Imperial College MUN Society and has previously served as our Under-Secretary-General Finance and Deputy Secretary-General. He is also involved with Imperial's COP26 (United Nations Climate Change Conference) Working Group and the organisation of COY16, the Youth Summit to COP26.
Ben becomes the Twenty-Second Secretary-General of the University conference. Recent Secretaries-General include Zeina Dowidar (2020), Charis Yeap (2019), Dijana Spasenoska (2018) and Afolabi Adekaiyaoja (2017).
The LIMUN Foundation is a charitable organisation that promotes cultural empathy, understanding of international affairs and awareness of the United Nations among young people. By equipping youth with mediation, analytical and leadership skills, while stressing cosmopolitan values and the interdependence of the modern world, we hope to foster future world leaders who will face global challenges with a spirit of international cooperation.
Currently, the LIMUN Foundation runs two programmes: our flagship annual conference in London, the largest university-level Model United Nations in Europe, and an annual secondary school conference, with a focus on opening access to MUN for those students who attend state/state-funded schools or are from under-represented communities. We also run additional support sessions for local schools.