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11.04.2007 Education

A.I.S. Holds Mock UN General Assemby

Pupils of the Readwide Club of the Association International School enacted a Mock Assembly of the 61st Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to mark a visit by pupils of the Saint Mary's Sports College, their sister school based in the United Kingdom.

John Coleman, who acted as the UN Secretary-General, outlined the major challenges facing humanity as a global village and how to deal with conflicts in various parts of the world.

He also said the UN had the challenge of protecting the rights and dignity of individuals, particularly women.

He expressed concern about the brutal conflicts still going on in parts of Africa.

While acknowledging the achievements of the UN, he said current events had given the world body new challenges.

Ronald Botwe, who represented President John Agyekum Kufuor of Ghana, asked the UN to undergo more radical reforms to fight terrorism.

Acting as various Heads of State, the children asked the UN to find a lasting solution to the conflict in the Darfur region of the Sudan, join the campaign for child survival and fight terrorism.

They further commended Ghana's Kofi Annan for a decade of hard work and dedication in serving the world as the UN Secretary-General.

At the end of the session, all the world leaders pledged their country's support toward world peace and stability.

In her address, the Headmistress of the school, Ms Emelia Amartey-Quarcoo, said the programme was introduced to develop the reading and communication skills of the children.

Story by Fanny Nana Ampon