United Nations

United Nations

Introduction

The LSESU United Nations Society is one of the largest, most active, and diverse societies on the LSE campus.

By empowering our members with the necessary skills and knowledge about the causes that they are passionate about, we seek to be a 1-stop society to bring about positive change in our communities. We promote the work and values of the United Nations not just through academic conferences that promote discussion and debate through roleplay, but also through volunteering, campaigning, speaker events, career support and transferable skills development.

Whether you're looking to get into Model United Nations (MUN), want to get specialist knowledge about career paths into the UN, or see yourself getting involved in our charity activity throughout the year, the UN Society (UNSOC Family) has got something for you!

Our three divisions (sub-groups)/What we do:

  1. Careers-Corporate: This year, our Careers and Corporate Divisions have been unified into a single unit as many of their activities are largely similar. Career talks, networking events, and case-study competitions. In conjunction with corporate firms, NGOs, think-tanks and UN organisations. Our aim is to equip our members with the necessary skills and expertise for careers in the international relations, political risk and banking sectors.
  2. Outreach: Outreach is dedicated to improving human development through volunteering and campaigning initiatives. LSE Students can join or kickstart a ProStart Scheme which provides members with the necessary resources to lead their own volunteering project for a cause they are passionate about. Through this experience, they will acquire volunteering skills alongside those of event planning, leadership, coordination, communication and many others. Outreach also allows to spread awareness about key global issues and celebrate UN international days. LSE students can participate by joining the organising team and/or by offering their help on the day. In addition, Outreach also hosts training sessions in volunteering and discussion panels on different aspects of the charity sector. In Lent Term of 2017, Outreach launched Human Trafficking Week from February 26th - March 2nd. The project provided a platform for the LSE community to unite to uncover the realities of human trafficking and its effects on its victims. Our societies organised a series of events that included panels, academic lectures from high profile speakers (including Baroness Cox, a member of House of Lords), a documentary screening, crisis MUN conference on human trafficking, and a drama production that explores human rights through theatre.
  3. Model United Nations: Team LSE is LSE’s very own competitive MUN team that trains and completes year-long at Model United Nations conferences across the United Kingdom and the world. Our team undergoes rigorous weekly training sessions and are recognized as some of the best delegates in the Model UN circuit, having recently achieved awards at conferences including Oxford International Model United Nations (OxIMUN), London International Model United Nations (LIMUN), and Harvard World Model United Nations (WorldMUN).

2017-18 Awards: LSESU Gold Star Award, Best Society Event of the Year
Our Model UN Team, #TeamLSE, is also ranked the #1 MUN Team in the UK.

The world has many issues yet to be resolved, but as we change our world, we change the world. We look forward to you joining our society. It’s a home for all and there is a place for everyone.

 

Yours Sincerely,
UNSOC.

 

To learn more about the history of our society, visit: tinyurl.com/retrospectiveunsoc

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News & Events

2017-18 LSESU UN Society Annual Report

Thu 20 Sep 2018

Our 2017-18 annual report details the hard work, dedication, and creativity which drove our Society to provide so much for our members, give back to the community, and achieve two awards from the Students' Union: Gold Star and Best Society Event

We are extremely proud of our 2017-18 team and we look forward to what the following academic year holds for UNSOC!

Penned by Stefan Bogensberger, President of the LSESU UN Society, 2017-18.

 
 

UN Society: London Child Poverty Summit
Regent Hall
This one-day event will provide a forum to recognise, share and discuss the current challenges facing children in London. The summit provides the opportunity to explore and debate the challenges faced by third sector organisations working in London.
UN Society: Career Paths in the UN - Panel with former UN Civil Servants
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The BAFUNCS Career Series is an ongoing project of intimate small-group discussions with former UN professionals from our partner BAFUNCS.
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