Special Guest Michel Celemenski

Michel Celemenski’s parents are Jewish survivors of the Holocaust who found refuge in France.  In the 50s, the Celemenskis moved to Canada, fearing a civil war due to the “Algerian cancer”. They taught their child the currently disappearing Yiddish language. On the 14th of January, Mr. Celemenski came to explain the difficulty of maintaining cultural identity in a globalized world where languages are deeply threatened. To begin with, Michel Celemenski defines identity as “who you believ

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Special Guest: Tom Lisney

What first comes to your mind when you think about sharks?That’s how the passionate Tom Lisney, neuroecologist and shark biologist, called upon the ILYMUN’s resource management committee to begin his conference. He said that the public’s opinion on sharks has an impact on how we are dealing with this animal’s exploitation. “I believe they are misunderstood”, answers one delegate. Until a few years ago, the only good shark was a dead shark; and people feared them as “human-eaters”

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Special Guests: Dr Claire Chabloz & Dr Paul Perrin

Humanities in transition is the main theme of the 5th edition of ILYMUN, our world is indeed evolving, and this evolution concerns many if not every sector. Today the Science and Technology Committee had the honour of having two special guests come speak to them: Dr Paul PERRIN former urologist and professor, and Dr Claire CHABLOZ a Cystic Fibrosis expert. The leading issue was ‘Ethics in Science’.“The ethic of science is science” - Dr PERRINIn order to facilitate the ta

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Nicolas Jomard: Deputy Secretary General

Nicolas Jomard: Deputy Secretary GeneralWhat has been your experience of ILYMUN so far? It’s been great, we’ve had a couple problems but they’ve all been solved very quickly, the quality of debates has been very high, the team is amazing, and overall it’s just been awesome.Could you explain the planning process in a few words? The most important step, at the beginning, was to choose the organizing teams, then we chose the theme of the conference and what everyone’s going

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The Youth Conference

Chairs: Emily Vandame, Cassandre Verhelst and Emma Shan all animated the Youth Committee  on the third day of ILYMUN 2017.The aim of this Committee is to reach out to the younger generation, so as to let them experience the joys of debating and of MUN.After a little bit of uncertainty, all the young delegates enthusiastically shared their points of views on several clauses, including the importance of learning the language specific to a certain region of a country. Passing

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Louis d’Hulst: Head of Logistics

  How has your experience of ILYMUN been so far?Very different from the previous years. There is a huge difference between being a delegate or a chair and being part of the organizing team. So I’ve seen that what we perceived as being a huge mistake in the organization is actually not very relevant in the eyes of the delegates or chairs. So far it’s been a lot of fun - very stressful - but really fun!What was the planning process on your part, in a few words?

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Martin Gillet: Head of Housing

Martin Gillet - Head of Housing and Delegate in the Science and technology CommitteeHow has your experience of ILYMUN been so far?It has been absolutely great so far! Everything has been going smoothly it’s fantastic. I couldn’t compare it with last year because I wasn’t part of the organizing team, but as far as being a delegate, both last year and this year’s conferences were great.What was the planning process on your part, in a few words?I had to contact every

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Cedric Morel: Head of Admins

Cedric Morel, Head of Admins, is a student in his final year at the CSI.How has your experience of ILYMUN been so far? It’s been amazing! I was able to meet new people just like last year. All the guest speakers were very interesting, especially the ones from INTERPOL and the delegates from the real United Nations.What was the planning process on your part, in a few words? We had to settle on a number of admins we could pick for this year’s conference. We read their motivation l

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Special Guests: Dr Richard Klopp

“Fighting poverty and equality in a globalized world”, was the issue tackled by the ECOSOC committee on Friday. We had the honour to welcome our special guest Dr Richard Klopp, principal at AVENIR, Consulting managing Director at BRCK.org, and CEO of Water for Good. Furthermore, Dr Klopp has worked with many UN organisations such as UNICEF.In his talk, he started by explaining his mission in the Central African Republic a very unstable country located in the heart of Africa. He then

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Special Guests: Hayley Done

Hayley Done is a history teacher from the International School of Lyon (ISL). Speaking during the third day of the Cultural Memory Committee, she gave a speech about protecting heritage sites for and from the tourists. Taking as a case study the very well known site of the Mont-Saint-Michel situated in the North West of France, she explained the damage caused by the overwhelming amount of tourists walking on the medieval streets of the island each year. Indeed, more than 2.5 million tourists ru

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