Second Model UN launched in capital

12 Jun 2013 11:20
WINDHOEK, 12 JUN (NAMPA) - The second Model United Nations Namibia (MUNNAM) High School Conference 2013 was launched in the capital on Wednesday.
The Model United Nations (MUN) is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly and other multilateral bodies, and enlists learners from different school backgrounds to participate in discussions on major world issues.
The conference is slated for 21 to 22 June this year, and 150 high school learners from the Khomas, Hardap and Oshikoto regions will participate.
The learners will represent the 193 member states of the UN.
Speaking at the launch, Head of the UN Information Centre (UNIC) here, Anthea Basson said the topic learners will discuss at this year's conference is ?How information and communication technologies (ICTs) can be used to provide sustainable development to the least development countries?.
She said that as the world continues to become increasingly interconnected, access to and the use of technology has become an important and necessary tool for all countries - both developed and developing.
?Together they will represent the United Nations, as it should be people from all countries coming together to find solutions to problems through constructive debate and an exchange of ideas,? Basson said.
According to her, the MUN is built on open minds and fresh ideas, and these learners have been asked to represent national agendas or take a stand which they personally disagree with.
The conference will officially be opened by the Minister of Education, Dr David Namwandi.