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15.10.2008 General News

200 Vie To Represent Ghana At Model UN Confab

About 200 students aged between 12 and 19 will meet at the Accra International Conference Centre on October 24, 2008 to justify their inclusion in next year's Model United Nations (UN) Conference for Children at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA.

Each of the 200 students will represent a UN-member country and will be made to present a paper on what his or her country is doing to achieve UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) One, Two and Four.

The MDG One is on eradicating extreme poverty and hunger; Two is on achieving universal primary education, while Four is on reducing child mortality.

The Executive Director of Life-Link Friendship Schools, Mr Ernest Gyimah Danquah, announced this in an interview with the Junior Graphic on the organisation's activities marking this year's UN Day on October 24.

He said all the children had been assigned a country and taken through speech writing, public speaking, research work and how to use the Internet.

The overall best student would be sponsored by Lufthansa Airways, while the best male as well as female speech writers and the best presenter would be sponsored to the Model UN Conference for Children in New York next year.

Mr Danquah explained that every year over 200,000 young people come together from across the globe to share their passion for international affairs, the art of diplomacy and the principles of the UN.

Story by Severious Kale Dery