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Youth combat world issues at Parliament

Youth combat world issues at Parliament

Wellington, 7 August 2012 – Wellington High Schools’ Model Security Council is bringing students from around the region to discuss world issues on Saturday 18 August.

Assuming the role of diplomats, students will take part in a simulation of the United Nations Security Council, representing countries ranging from the United States to Azerbaijan. The one-day conference will include debate about the instability in the Pacific and the global war on terror, as well as keynote speakers Mark Mitchell MP and a representative from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The conference aims to educate youth on global issues in an effort to inspire global citizenship. 'This event allows students to learn through action; to confront first-hand the frustration of the veto, or the immense importance of word choice in drafting decisions.' says Eve Bain, coordinator of the event.

The theme of the conference is "Power Hungry" and the influence of non-state actors on the international scene.

There will be opportunities to interview and photograph the delegates as well as the organising committee either on the day or post-event.

The Wellington High Schools’ Model Security Council is organised by UN Youth New Zealand, a non-profit, entirely volunteer youth-for-youth organisation dedicated towards inspiring global citizens in the spirit of the United Nations.

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