PHOTO: ELIZABETH JOSEPH
PHOTO: ELIZABETH JOSEPH

Model UN welcomes 12 Windhoek schools

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Elizabeth Joseph
The annual Model United Nations (MUN) kicked off yesterday in Windhoek, with 100 participants from 12 public and private schools simulating a UN general assembly.

Participants delved into the theme 'Women and girls must be empowered to make invaluable contributions to and benefit from climate action'.

According to the UN, the platform will challenge learners to broaden their thinking.

During her keynote address, deputy education minister Faustina Caley highlighted how fundamental education about climate change is to the prosperity of any country.

“Women and children are disproportionately affected by climate change as compared to their male counterparts.

“These staggering statistics leave us with a clear option, and that is doubling down on our efforts to integrate women into conversations about climate change,” she said.

The learners represented close to 30 countries and discussed resolutions. MUN will continue today.

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Namibian Sun 2022-11-27

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