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Address by the Secretary-General
Dear Delegates, Teachers, and Chairs,
Welcome to the tenth edition of YouthMUN! On behalf of our secretariat, I cannot say enough about how excited we are to bring you all back on the LSE campus for this year’s conference.
YouthMUN began as a platform for high school students to engage in discussions surrounding some of the world’s most pressing issues. Over the years, we have grown to become one of the country’s top Model UN conferences for high school students. Alongside the platform for debate, we are also keen on providing opportunity to students all over the country - our outreach team has been working hard to ensure we provide as much support as possible to get more students involved in MUN! Our new Assistant Chair programme, and the introduction of a crisis committee further strengthen our commitment to opportunity - regardless of Model UN experience, we want to make sure students have the opportunity to keep challenging themselves.
And so here we are, with a conference focused on “Resurgence amidst Uncertainty”. Through committees ranging from the World Health Organization to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, we want to encourage students to explore global challenges across different disciplines. Over the three days, expect heated debate alongside the opportunity to make friends for life (I promise, people switch personalities the second a motion to adjourn is passed).
We’re also so lucky to be here at the LSE, one of the world’s top social science institutions. As a result, delegates will have the opportunity to hear from groundbreaking individuals within the social sciences - from academics to entrepreneurs. An LSE tour and a talk with the admissions office will round out the experience, and we promise you’ll leave LSE on the 12th with the full intention to come back - whether that’s as a university student, or a part of next year’s conference.
I hope our vision resonates with you, and that you will choose to join us next March for an incredible learning experience. Please browse our website to learn more about everything we have on offer, and do not hesitate to reach out to me with any queries.
Until we meet in March,
Secretary-General, LSE YouthMUN 2023
It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the annual LSESU Youth Model United Nations (YouthMUN) 2023 conference hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science. The conference will be held from the 10th to 12th of March 2023.
About LSE YouthMUN
LSESU YouthMUN was first conceived in 2014 as a platform for sixth form students in the UK to engage with current affairs through the simulation of the United Nations.
This year, we seek to expand our conference as we invite delegates from schools across the globe to partake in valuable discussions to form constructive solutions. For those who are inexperienced with MUN, YouthMUN is the perfect opportunity for students to sharpen their research, writing, and public speaking skills. As a conference organised by one of the top-ranked universities and MUN teams in the country, delegates will have the unique opportunity to learn more about MUN and LSE.
Following the success of last year’s Parliamentary procedure masterclass, we are happy to announce that we will provide training for beginner delegates on the first day of conference, before a weekend of debate and lobbying. Following two years of online conferences, we are glad that YouthMUN 2023 will be held in-person, and we look forward to once again hosting you all on the LSE campus.
We have launched a scholarship program for deserving students in and around the United Kingdom as a part of our Outreach efforts, including training sessions to help these delegates prepare for the conference. This year, we strive to widen our reach and are also offering guidance on forming MUN societies within these schools to encourage continued participation in similar conferences.
Who We Are
LSESU YouthMUN is organised by a team of dedicated students from the LSESU United Nations Society, one of the biggest student-run societies in the LSE. Our principal activities engage with the work of the United Nations and include academic simulations of international organisations to sharpen awareness of current affairs among students. We are one of the premier Model UN competitive teams in Europe and our members have won
awards in conferences such as the Cambridge International Model United Nations (CUIMUN), Oxford International Model United Nations (OxIMUN), London International Model United Nations (LIMUN), and Harvard World Model United Nations (WorldMUN).
LSESU United Nations Society is one of the largest and most operationally diverse societies on the LSE campus. We are dedicated to empowering our members with the necessary skills and knowledge about the causes they are passionate about and providing them with a platform to discuss global peace & security, humanitarian, environmental and socio-economic issues.