GYLSA 2022

Global Young Leaders Summer Academy

  • Lisboa, Portugal
  • Campus de Carcavelos, Rua da Holanda, n.º 1, Carcavelos, Portugal
  • Jul 18 - Jul 29, 2022
  • 70 Delegates
  • €150.00 Fee
  • Delegate Applications
    04 Apr 2022 - 31 May 2022
  • Chair Applications
    04 Apr 2022 - 31 May 2022
  • Observer Applications
    04 Apr 2022 - 31 May 2022
  • Delegation Applications
    04 Apr 2022 - 31 May 2022

Dear delegates, distinguished guests,

Have you ever wished MUNs were longer? Have you ever dreamed of spending summer in Lisbon? Do you want to pursue a career in international relations, diplomacy or any field related to the United Nations? If yes, we have an amazing opportunity for you!

LisboMUN Association is happy to announce the first edition of an innovative concept of Model United Nations: the Global Young Leaders Summer Academy (GYLSA) in partnership with NOVA School of Business Economics, Nova Politics Club, and NOVA Debate Club.

The program has three main pillars: academic, MUN and social. For two weeks, you and students from around the world will have the opportunity to enjoy exciting lessons by experienced professionals and scholars and also put their knowledge into practice. The program will intensively train you in all areas related to the United Nations, such as diplomacy, peace and security, sustainability, international law, international relations. Our workshops will also prepare you for your future career. All of this will be offered to you at the beautiful campus of Nova SBE in Carcavelos/Lisbon, right in front of the beach, where you can enjoy the Portuguese summer and its beautiful sunsets! Finally, the program will also offer cultural programming, networking opportunities, and unforgettable evening events, such as an open bar gala, an unforgettable boat party, a fancy networking cocktail, and many others.

This year, our conference theme will be Sustainable Development Goal 16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.


Program Structure -

Academic Week (18/07 – 22/07): The first week will be exclusively dedicated to lectures and workshops in all topics related to the United Nations. You will have different lectures each day, delivered by some of the most experienced professionals in the international landscape today: diplomats, professors, UN employees and much more! You will also take part in exciting workshops that aim at improving soft skills such as negotiation, public speaking and leadership.

MUN Week (25/07 – 29/07): The second week will be dedicated to an in-depth Model United Nations simulation where you can put all the knowledge obtained during the first week into practice, debating some of the most pressing topics on the international agenda today. You will act as a representative of a country or NGO in one of our 4 committees and should sustain the position of the country you represent throughout the debate, with the final goal of approving an effective resolution.

Evening events (every day after sessions): Our team has been carefully planning a number of fun social events where you will get an opportunity to meet the other participants that come from all over the world. Every day after the session you may join a different social night that will vary from chill sunset parties and game nights to a boat party and an open bar gala! During the weekend, we will also offer some extra packages for those who want to take a surfing class, go on a walking tour around the most important sites in Lisbon or take a day trip to another Portuguese destination.

 

Fees –

Our application fees will include the entire program structure (description below) and should be paid as soon as your application is accepted. No further fees will be applicable unless you wish to purchase extra packages.

Delegate fee, Delegation Fee (per delegate): 150 € (Early Birds), 170 € (Regular Applications)

Discount of 15% for LisboMUN Associates and of 10% for Nova Politics Club and Nova Debate Club members.

Includes:

-          All conference material + welcome bag

-          Access to all ceremonies and workshops

-          12 lectures and 4 workshops (week 1)

-          4 days Model United Nations, Rules of Procedure workshop and Mock debate (week 2)

-          10 social events, including boat party and open bar gala (subject to confirmation)

-          Prizes for those with outstanding participation

-          All conference material and pre-conference training

-          Coffee, tea, and snacks in between sessions

-          Certificate of participation

-          Discounts from our sponsors and partners (TBC)

-          Support from our team before and during the conference

Does not include:

-          Accommodation

-          Flights

-          Transport

-          Meals (there are multiple options in campus for a variety of prices!)

 

Accommodation pack – We will soon offer you more information on our accommodation pack, which you may purchase as an extra after your application has been approved. 

 

Our team is available to clarify to you any further aspects of the project and application process. You can reach us at:

International@lisbomun.pt

Our via our social media:

-          Instagram: @lisbomun

-          Facebook page: facebook.com/lisbomun.association

-          Website: lisbomun.pt

-          Whatsapp: +351 938911932 (Carolina – Program Director)

 

We hope to see you in July!

GYLSA 2022 Team


Organizers

Country Matrix
Committees
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Topics

  • External Debt Sustainability and Development: lessons learned and the way forward
  • Humanitarian action and climate change: advancing anticipatory approaches, strengthening resilience and enhancing collaboration in response to the climate crisis
United Nations General Assembly Sixth Committee (Legal Committee)
United Nations General Assembly Sixth Committee (Legal Committee)

Topics

  • State responsibility under international law for environmental damage and harm
  • Challenges and measures to prevent and combat corruption and strengthen international cooperation
International Atomic Energy Agency
International Atomic Energy Agency
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Committee (UNHCR)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Committee (UNHCR)

Topics

  • Ending statelessness
  • Protecting LGBTIQ+ refugees