As the U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, I am excited to see the third regional Model United Nations Conference hosted in Kathmandu this May. The U.S. Embassy is a great advocate of youth empowerment, and we believe that programs like the Model United Nations (MUN) provide a tremendous benefit for students worldwide.
In this regional MUN program, you will join 200 other delegates from across South and Central Asia to discuss a variety of issues, including regional economic integration, empowering women and minority groups, and countering extremism. You will approach current, real-world issues that challenge your adult counterparts at the United Nations on a daily basis and – along with your peers – find compromise and consensus on possible ways to move forward on these global issues. Throughout the conference, you will sharpen essential skills such as public speaking, research, negotiation as well as effective and strategic communication.
I participated as a student in MUN, and know that the program is a powerful way for young people to learn about international relations and the importance of diplomacy. This conference will be a great opportunity for you to meet fellow students who are active, engaged, and ready to take on the responsibility of becoming the leaders of tomorrow. I encourage you to apply to attend the conference.