Students' League of Nations
The Students’ League of Nations (SLN) is a realistic simulation of the United Nations’ General Assembly by young people aged 16 – 20 from schools throughout the world. It is the successor to the Students’ United Nations (SUN), founded by the International School of Geneva in 1953 - at the initiative of Robert Leach, a historian who had a long and distinguished career at the school - and the first of its kind in the world. SUN was renamed SLN in 1983 in honour of the League of Nations, the world’s first comprehensive attempt to settle differences peacefully rather than through brute force. SUN/SLN is therefore the world’s oldest simulation of the UN by students, and the only one that takes place within the premises of the United Nations Organization.
The objective is to participate in a realistic simulation of the United Nations’ General Assembly in the role of delegates. The rules stipulate that each delegation is composed of two students who may not represent their own country. After a selection process and registration, the students have a couple of months in which to propose resolutions, four of which will be debated during the conference.