At the 70th session of the United Nations Summit, the Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg stated clearly “a little less conversation, a little more action.” The impact these words have on the Sustainable Development Goals is leviathan. Implementation has become the litmus test for the SDGs according to Ban Ki Moon and the Lagos Model United Nations is one of the pertinent ways the youth of today can take part in ensuring the SDGs are not just facts and figures on papers but are wholly implemented in all levels of social interactions. This year, our goal is to ensure that each and every delegate feels the conference in a way no one else has over the past two years. We want them to realize that the world isn’t just a big round ball that houses them, but it is a house we have to take care of and make it into an international home for every single individual. As youth, the responsibility is on each and every one of us to create solutions, ideas and innovations that will inspire generations to come. There are still issues plaguing the world and in 2018 new ones have risen to ensure the old ones have a more complex outlook. But we cannot just rest on our oars. It’s time to start rowing towards change, it’s time to be a part of something big, it’s time to take part of the Lagos Model United Nations.
The third edition of the Lagos Model United Nations is scheduled to hold from 9th to 11th August, 8 committees of the United Nations and 2 committees of the African Union. Delegates will spend three days absorbed in intense simulations and deliberation on global issues revolving around the theme Innovation and Collective Action towards achieving the SDGs. Registration is now open to all prospective delegates.
Welcome to Lagos, welcome to the experience that changes everything, welcome to the Lagos Model United Nations 2018.
Secretary General III
Lagos Model United Nations 2018