Global Classrooms International Model United Nations (GCIMUN) 2012
by KFC on June 10, 2012
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon takes a picture of the delegates and tweeted it during the 13th annual GCIMUN conference in New York.
The 13th annual Global Classrooms International Model United Nations (GCIMUN) conference was held from May 17-19 in New York City. Opening Ceremonies and Closing Ceremonies took place at the United Nations headquarters, and this year’s General Assembly plenary session focused on the 2012 Earth Summit (Rio +20).
Opening Ceremonies was another treat as delegates got to hear UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speak about the need for youth to have their voices heard. He answered questions he had received on Twitter and then took a photo of the audience at the General Assembly Hall to tweet! Delegates also got to hear from Monique Coleman of High School Musical fame who now serves as the first-ever UN Youth Champion. Reflecting on her own actions after sitting in the GA Hall a year ago, she emphasized that you don’t need permission from someone else — you’re the leaders now and can make a change. Secretary-General Chuck Roberts encouraged students to seek to understand rather than seek to be understood.