A long time ago, when I was attending the Dutch version of secondary education, I was a delegate to the Model United Nations in The Hague twice. It was a great experience, which I can highly recommend to anyone. Not only did we have a week of fun, but it was also very interesting to actually experience how the real UN works. Next to that, it was a great opportunity to learn more about the countries we represented, and the problems the international community deals with. At the time, I believed firmly that international cooperation was the best way to address global problems, and my two THIMUN sessions only made that believe stronger.
Now, the UN is calling for Citizen Ambassadors, to get a different angle on how to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. These MDGs were set in 2000 by all the world’s countries on the Millennium Summit. Of course, I could not pass this opportunity by, to again try to experience from close by the inner workings of the UN, and uploaded this video as a response to the call for Citizen Ambassadors by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Now, let’s hope I win one of the six Ambassador posts, and get the possibility to represent all the volunteers and fund-raisers and anybody else who contributes to achieving the Millennium Development goals. I don’t know if it helps, but if you like the video on YouTube, that would be greatly appreciated.
Oh, the music in the video was made using GarageBand on my Mac, the font in the titles is Junction Regular from The League of Moveable Type.