LMUN brings together over 700 students from faculties and schools all over the world. It is perhaps the largest Model United Nations conference organized by a university in Nigeria and indeed the West African Sub region.
The Lagos Model United Nations is a three day international relations simulation organized by the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. It provides a unique avenue for delegates/participants to interact effectively and use debates and other methods of communication and negotiation to provide innovative and ground breaking solutions to African and World issues.
During the simulation, students take on the roles of diplomats from other countries, international organizations, 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 the need to fill the gap within the Nigerian and African milieu, which is, the dearth of knowledge on issues of international relations, the 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.
We are guided by the principles of MUN, which are cooperation, involvement, integration and experiential learning, thus allowing students to confront a range of topics from the perspective of their assigned country or organization. We uphold hard work, teamwork and cooperation at all levels towards achieving a better world.
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.
- “Lagos” is the portugese word for '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 in closely related Benin 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, in honor of its water bodies.
- 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; producing 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, who was one of the delegates that negotiated Nigeria’s independence in Britain and mother of legendary Fela, lived in Lagos.
- 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.