SA students simulate UN General Assembly session

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Johannesburg, 20 September 2015 - Over 500 pupils have gathered in Johannesburg to hold a model UN meeting.

JOHANNESBURG - More than 500 pupils gathered in Johannesburg to hold a model UN meeting.

As the 70th United Nations General Assembly gets under way in New York, the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) encouraged the youth to put their minds to global problems.

South African students are using their own simulated UN session to make sure their voices are heard. 

Participants know which issues they’d discuss if they were world leaders, and they want the South African government to take their views into account when making important decisions.

Policy documents made here will be given to government in the hope of influencing South Africa&39;s stance on global events. 

* Watch the full report by Theresa Taylor, in the gallery above.


 

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