Fijian youths will be represented at the Global Goals Model United Nations to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in January of next year.Former Dudley High School student and currently Fiji National University scholar, 22 year old Aisea Toribau will be representing the country and Tuvalu in the global symposium together with 700 other delegates from around the world.

With the theme “Young Generation for Realization of 17 Global Goals” and “Lets Realize 17 Global Goals for a Brighter World” the Global Goals Model United Nations will take place from 11 to 14 January 2019.

Toribau was ecstatic over the news that the Ministry would assist him and thanked the Ministry for the support.

“The Government of Malaysia will be funding the accommodation, meals and local transport but I am also grateful to the Ministry of Youth and Sports for the sponsorship of my travel tickets to and from Kuala Lumpur and for paying the registration fee” Toribau said.

Elaborating further Toribau said he has been selected to be in the ‘ZERO HUNGER’ Council in which he will get to represent Fiji and the nation of Tuvalu.

“Zero Hunger is one of the 17 Global Goals that make up the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” Toribau explained.

“My aim is to also gather together with other agents of change to contribute in understanding the world’s particular issues related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as well as forming the best possible solutions” he said.

“Coming out of the Global Goals MUN symposium, I hope to improve my leadership, analytical thinking, diplomacy, problem solving skill as well as public speaking skills. I also look forward to learning new skills in solving international problems and moreover enhance my diplomacy skill.” 

“Attending this conference will furthermore extend my global network with other agents for change and help us work towards a common goal in making the world a better place to live in. It is also an opportune time to achieve a good platform for young future diplomats and to be encouraged in understanding global issues and related policies” Toribau concludes.

The Ministry has so far in this fiscal year sponsored 13 youths who attended various workshops and conferences overseas.

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