FDU-Vancouver was privileged to have a committed group of students from who represented the university at the World Model United Nations Conference held at the Vancouver Convention Centre from March 11-15, 2012. Delegates attended from all corners of the Globe. During the conference they presented, discussed and debated issues affecting our world. It is truly a program that embodies what FDU stands for.
In his message to delegates of the conference, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon emphasized:
“The world’s young people have a crucial role to play across our agenda. You are part of the largest generation of young people our world has ever known – and in our times, we have seen young people turn the tide of history…
I am counting on your continued leadership and engagement. By participating in this Model United Nations, you will hone your negotiating skills and gain insights into what it takes to achieve consensus and progress. Armed with these assets, you can mobilize and engage on the major issues of our day. From raising awareness through Facebook and Twitter to joining forces in other ways with like-minded students from around the world, you can make your voices heard and drive political and social change.”
The following students represented FDU-Vancouver at the conference, and were the Model UN Delegation for Lithuania.
Our delegation returned from the conference very enthusiatic and in great anticipation of next year's event. They all had a fantastic experience.
For more information on the Model UN Conference, please visit the website at http://www.vancouver2012.org