Cormac Power selected as a UN Youth delegate
Cormac Power, a Year 11 Student at Melville Senior High School has been selected as a delegate to the United Nations Youth Australia’s National Conference, which will be held in Sydney this July. The National Conference brings together 100 delegates from every state and territory in Australia (as well as a delegation from New Zealand) for a week of speaker sessions, workshops and Model United Nations debate. The theme for the 2013 Conference is ‘Inalienable. Indivisible. Indiscriminate’ and explores the topic of human rights.
Cormac will be one of only ten students representing Western Australia at the Conference. The delegates were selected based on their standard of participation in all aspects of the UN Youth Western Australia’s State Conference.
National Conference is a fantastic opportunity for all those selected to participate. Delegates have the chance to meet and make friends with not only the other Western Australian delegates, but delegates from around the country, who are just as motivated and passionate about international issues as themselves. The workshops and speakers sessions will be of a high quality, and with so many talented and intelligent young people, model UN debate is always a highlight.
Students will gain invaluable skills in areas such as communication, problem solving and negotiation; and will attain a deeper understanding of the complexities of the international system. National Conference sparks in many students a real interest in global issues and a motivation to continue to engage with such issues throughout the rest of their lives, and creates long-lasting friendships across state borders.