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Uganda Model UN (UMUN) 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 6th Uganda Model Youth simulation converged over 55 students from over 12 universities in Uganda.

Assuming UN members states as delegates, the UN General Assembly simulation had over 30 delegations including, USA, China, Nigeria South Sudan and Uganda among others.

Themed: “Beyond 2015 — Youths engagement in setting goals for post 2015 development agenda” youth got to liberate on current important issue affecting the world.

UNA-Uganda Makerere University chapter took the initiative to host the 3—day youth event and the Deputy Dean of students, Stephen Kateega from the university administration officiated over the opening ceremony.

While launching the youth assembly, Kateega urged participants to be active, to attach value of this simulation so that It adds value to them.

Furthermore, he thanked the UNA chapter Makerere for having organised such and educative event. In his remarked he said “these seminars help you to confirm what you learn in class and to put it into practice.” He asked participants to be inquisitive and to learn more from the conference.

Other officials included Baguma Richard, Secretary General UNAU and Ronald Rwankagiye, Executive Director Advance Africa.

Baguma who gave a brief of UMUNs existence and importance's also shared his first experience at the UNGA. “My first time in the UNGA I went as an observer and I was thrown out because of dress code.” He said he called upon delegates to observe the e-ticket of UMUN if they are to effectively gain from the time spent in the conference.

Having sparked of his carrier advancement which he credited to UNAU, particularly experience received from the MUN Rwankaggye told participants that there journey started from there.

He talked about peace, security and conflict resolution and explained why it’s important to have these key issues supported so that they can be included the UN post 2015 development agenda.

Contrary, he said that he believed in conflict prevention as opposed to the current UN agenda that emphasizes peace keeping.

Furthermore, he explained that peace doesn't simply mean absence of war. He said its how one feels “it’s about if you have food, a job, shelter and other life necessities needed as a human being. It’s about having the freedom to do what you want”

He quoted the late. Nelson Mandela—”Peace is the greatest weapon for development than any person can have” as he winded up his speech.

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Upcoming events

International University of East Africa UNAU Chapter Launch on Fri 17th March 2017 starting at 2 pm.

UICT Tea Party fundraiser on 17th March 2017 starting 3 pm.

World Population Day 11th July 2017.

International Youth Day 12th Aug 2017.

International Day of peace 21st Sep 2017.

United Nations Day 24th Oct 2017.

Uganda Model United Nations 2017.

Human Rights Day 10th Dec 2017.

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