Model UN: UNIC, FCT collaborate on training teachers

A cross section of delegates at the 4th General Assembly of Abuja International Model United Nations (AIMUN) held between 5th and 7th November, 2018
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As part of efforts towards strengthening the Model United Nations community in Nigeria, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos in collaboration with Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Secondary Education Board and Abuja International Model UN (AIMUN), conducted a set of  trainings for teachers as Model UN Faculty Advisors to coordinate organisation of Model UN simulation in FCT secondary schools.

This training which started on Tuesday, 6th November 2018, was part of the activities of the 2018 Abuja International Model United Nations (AIMUN).

Conducting the training held at Nile University Abuja, the National Information Officer of UNIC, Oluseyi Soremekun, explained that “Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of how the UN works, especially how selected organs of the UN such as the General Assembly, Security Council, International Court of Justice; and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) conduct their sessions.”

Meanwhile, the UN has urged leaders to do more for young people.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, made this remark in his message to delegates at the 4th regular session of the Abuja International Model United Nations (AIMUN) General Assembly held earlier on 5th November.

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“We must do more to enable young people to shape the decisions affecting their lives,” he said.

The Secretary-General who was represented by the Mr Soremekun acknowledged that young people’s potential is the world’s potential.

“As you stand up for our shared values, the United Nations stands with you,” he added.

The AIMUN 2018 was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and co-organised by the UN Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos Nigeria, the University of Abuja and Nile University Abuja.

The conference focused on the theme, “Winning the WarAgainst Corruption: A Sustainable Path Africa’s Transformation”. It was graced by over 250 delegates from various tertiary institutions in Nigeria. gathered that the conference simulated the General Assembly and three of its standing committees; the Security Council and the International Court of Justice.

In one of the resolutions, the conference urged member-states to promote development and focus on the reduction of poverty and inequality, with increased spending on education and higher education being one component in the strategies to achieve this.

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