Water - A Thirst For Change



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 Sustainable Development Goals, and set targets for 2030. Our conference will focus on Goal 6, Clean water and sanitation, and Goal 14, Life below water. The importance of these two goals is unparalleled. As the UN states, “Water is at the core of sustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, energy and food production, healthy ecosystems and for human survival itself.”

In the past few years, the UN has called great attention to issues of water and now states that water is key to securing peace and a sustainable future. Goals 6 and 14 address issues of water scarcity, water security and equal access to water. They also focus on the protection of the earth’s essential water resources. These resources have been exploited as a source of power and economic profit, critically jeopardising the health of our oceans, lakes and rivers as well as coastal life. In addition, it is crucial to address the increasing conflicts, ranging from water access to maritime boundaries, which are continually shaping relations between nations. Finally, in a time of great technological surge, various solutions to counter water issues must be considered. Indeed, water issues bear upon all areas of human development and thus impact all of us as well as the health of the earth itself.

It is our hope that in debating issues regarding ocean health, water scarcity and health the delegates of ILYMUN 2020 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.

Andras Gocz

Basile Rerolle

Malo Thomassin

Nathan Bogaert

Nava Gottlieb

Séphora Giraud-Carier

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