ABOUT US

LMUN brings together 0ver 700 students from various faculties and schools from all over the world. It is the first ever model United Nations conference organised by a university in Nigeria and indeed the West African Sub region.

WHAT IS LMUN

The Lagos Model United Nations is a three day international relations simulations organised by the Faculty of Law, the University of Lagos. It is the largest conference organised by any university in Nigeria and indeed the West African sub region. It provides a unique avenue for delegates/participants to interact effectively and make use of debates and communication to provide innovative and ground breaking solutions to African and general world issues.

During the simulation, students take on the roles of diplomats from other countries, international organisations among others to simulate various committees of international bodies such as the United Nations and the African Union. Through the entire LMUN process, delegates hone communication skills; learn diplomacy, public speaking, resolution writing, international law, international politics, international economics/ trade relations, and the complexities of international negotiations and most importantly, team work/cooperation.

LMUN was created as a result of a need to fill a societal lacuna within the Nigerian and general African milieu, which is a dearth of knowledge on issues of international relations, inadequacy of training and representation within the polity and the need to prepare youths for the challenges to come. And to allow them participate effectively in nation building and world growth and development.

Guiding Principle

We are guided by the principles of MUN, which is Cooperative, hands-on, and embraces experiential learning, thus allowing students to confront a range of topics with the perspective of their assigned country or organization. We uphold hard work, teamwork and cooperation at all levels towards achieving a better world.

Mission Statement

LMUN aims to engineer contribution to a stronger, better and a more peaceful world. We strongly believe that this forum can precipitate more innovative solutions to world problems. And to help develop young leaders that can contribute more effectively to societal problems and operates as real change agents.

ABOUT LAGOS

“Lagos” means lake. “Eko” on the other hand has no meaning in Yoruba language. It is believed to be a corruption of the Yoruba word ‘oko’ (farmland) and closely related to Benin.However,  it means resting place of the king, it is believed to have been so named during the height of the Benin Empire.  Historians also believe that the city was so christened by Portuguese traders sometime after the mid-15th century, derived from the word Lagoon, in honor of its water bodies.

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Lagos has one of the largest and most extensive road networks in West Africa. The actual name of the third mainland bridge is the Ibrahim Babangida Bridge

The economy of Lagos is among the fastest growing in the world

Lagos arguably hosts the Nigerian Movie industry known as Nollywood; recently ranked the second largest producer of movies in the world; Nollywood produces up to 200 movies every single week and her movies has won half of the yearly awards for best picture since 2005

Crispin Curtis Adeniyi-Jones (1876-1957) who the street in Ikeja, ‘Adeniyi-Jones’ was named after, was a medical director from Sierra Leone (a Saro). As a co-founder of NNDP, he won one of the Lagos 3 legislative council seats in 1923 and represented Nigerians for 15 yrs.

The population of Lagos today (more than 15 million!) is about more than the total population of all Eastern states combined.

Mrs. FumilayoRansome-Kuti, legendary Fela’s mother, who lived in Lagos, was one of the delegates that negotiated Nigeria’s independence in Britain

University of Lagos is ranked to be the Second Best University in Nigeria by Africa Ranking.

Lagos state has the most expensive island (estate) in Nigeria.

Lagos state is the most expensive city to live in Nigeria and fifth most expensive in Africa

SECRETARIAT

Secretary General

Aliu Gabriel

Gabriel is a 500L student of the Faculty of Law University of Lagos. He is an astute debater and public speaker, having participated in a good number of public speaking and debate competitions. He has interned at a number of prestigious law firms in Nigeria, including TayoOyetibo& Co, OlaniwunAjayi LP, among others.

He has served as President of the Book Club, Faculty of Law University of Lagos in 2014/2015, having previously served as Moderator for the club in 2013.

Gabriel has a flair for public speaking, and has a lot of interest in international law, international politics and diplomacy and believes in the peaceful resolution of disputes across all levels. He believes in himself as a change agent and participates actively as much as possible in the development of youth initiatives towards the achievement of the Sustainability goals.

He was a delegate at National Model United Conference in 2013 and 2016 respectively. He served as chief of Staff for The Lagos Model United Nations Conference 2016, and is honored to serve as the Secretary General for the Lagos Model United Nations 2017 conference. Gabriel looks forward to meeting every delegate and to give them the best conference experience ever. You can reach Gabriel at sg@lmun.org.ng

Deputy Secretary General

Eedee Bari Bawoh

Eedee-Bari Bawoh is a final year student of the Faculty or Law, University of Lagos. She served as the Chair of the Human Rights Committee in Lagos Model United Nations (2016). Aside her growing career in the Law profession, she has emerged in her theater journey with various awards and recognitions such as a certification as a Tribe member of the Theatre Tribe Academy in a drama performance of “Smooth criminal” at Beard wood Theatre, Colfe’s School, London, United Kingdom (2014), Certification of achievement in Music, dance and performance of “The Mikado” at the dance Africa stage school, Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, Cape Town, South Africa 2010, Major contributor in the production of an international performance “Martin Luther King Jr” at Helen O’Grady Drama academy, Cape Town, South Africa (2009). She is a lover of poetry and has to her credit 219 poems with over 20 published and viewed on literary blogs and magazines nationally and internationally. She is the main publisher, founder and producer of poems and articles on Leeedeebariz’s blog since 2013 till date. Eedee-Bari is very passionate about giving back to the society as much as it has contributed to her success which led to her establishing a Charitable Organization named ”Voice To the Street”. She is also the Team leader of the University of Lagos representative to a Multinational organization-Slatecube whose international influence holds Harvard, MIT and Bill Gates as proud partners. She looks forward to meeting all delegates in LMUN2017. You can reach Eedee-Bari at dsg@lmun.com.ng