Thousands of students from all over the globe gathered on the 24th of February for the 18th session of the London International Model United Nations in the iconic Central Hall, Westminster. Where the first UN meeting was held in 1946.
In attendance at the largest European conference, delegates from London Metropolitan University’s very own MUN, along with other universities and renowned guest speakers such as Morgens Lykketoft, President of UN General assembly, Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations and former President of Slovenia Dr. Danilo Türk. Representing the diverse attendance by bearing the flags of their countries at the opening ceremony.
With a total of 35 committees to be simulated over the weekend each seeking resolutions to issues in the international agenda. LMMUN’s delegation tackled pressing issues on; World Health Organization, Commission on Sokovia, Olympic Committee, High Commission on Refugees, Conference on Technology, Disarmament & International Security, Legal Committee, Economic and Financial Council, among others, and did so for a range of countries; Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Jamaica, Mauritania, Indonesia, Vanuatu, Peru and Czech Republic. A total of 15 seats, an outstanding achievement, made over a short period of time, only possible through the hard work of all the students involved.
“We all agreed it was the best experience during our studies so far.”
Met Students had their work cut out however it wasn’t all work no play with the weekend ending with a fabulous black tie ball, an amazing networking opportunity for all students evolved. The event has spurred the fairly new society, LMMUN, to similar ventures, with plans to attend the World MUN next year, which is the largest conference in the world.
London Met Delegation at Royal Reception Delegates Ball