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Ilymun, (International Lyon Model United Nations), is a three-day conference, organized by students in Lyon for students from around the world.

This Year's Theme

In 2015 the UN adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and set targets for 2030. Our conference addresses Goal 10. In defining this goal, the UN explains that “Inequalities based on income, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, class, ethnicity, religion and opportunity continue to persist across the world.”

Economic growth is not enough to reduce these disparities. The gaps between the rich and the poor are growing bigger. It is clear that inequality is a serious threat to social and political stability as well as to the environment and sustained growth. Thus, inequalities within and among countries is one of our biggest challenges. According to the UN, “Inequality is not a matter of fate or chance and can be reversed through policies and reforms.”

It is our hope that in debating issues regarding empowerment, opportunity and the social and economic inclusion of all, the delegates of ILYMUN 2019 will draft these much-needed policies and reforms.

By Students for Students

We believe that to truly appeal to students’ minds and hearts, the ideas, planning, and execution of the conference must sprout from students.


The same way the laws of physics dictate the course of planets, ILYMUN is first and foremost governed by a set of core values that are deeply embedded in each and every member of the organizing team.

Impacting Society

Although we recognize MUN as an indirect means to progress, we also seek to have a direct impact on the world around us.

Quality Service

Our deepest desire is to educate our delegates into becoming world citizens and global thinkers who will shape tomorrow’s world.

Innovation & Creativity

We constantly seek to learn and grow from previous experiences and actively work to make each conference better than the previous one.


We seek to make the ILYMUN experience available to all, regardless of socio-economic situation or distance from Lyon, by keeping fees as low as possible.

Our Team

Meet the people who make all this possible. A hard working team dedicated to bringing ILYMUN to life in the best way possible.

Estée Poichot

Justine Seguin

David Genaro Garcia

Rémi Fodor

Line Teixeira

Matthieu Contamin


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What People Say about ILYMUN?

"For me as a journalist it's always very interesting to interact with young people, just to see how interested they are in the world around them, the realities of the world, and how they prepare for them."

- Peter Barabas, Chief Editor at Euronews

"It's a gathering of young people who are comming up with fresh ideas, who are practicing a kind of methodology which I find absolutely needed to tackle today's problems."

- Mr. Jürgen Stock, Head of Interpol

"It is great to be able to work towards a common goal and creating friendships with people from all over Europe, but I've got to say, three days isn't long enough."

- Victor Gondry, Chair

"ILYMUN tought me to be passionate. I never thought it would end up being something I loved doing that much but it has become a really important part of my life."

- Fanny Rovere, Chair

"It's wonderful being part of this amazing event, being able to discuss and debate with future leaders, heroes and activists whom, with a tiny bit of luck, will do something for this world."

- Emilie Vandame, Delegate


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Our Partners

A big thank you to all our partners who have been supporting International Lyon Model United Nations over the year. They make this event possible.


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