On 17 May UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will address students from 23 countries gathered in the General Assembly hall at the UN Headquarters in New York at the annual Global Classrooms Model UN event organised by United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA).
In the lead-up to this event all young people around the world are invited to join a Twitter conversation (using the hashtag #gcmodelun) to tell the Secretary-General about the future they want. Submissions in all languages are welcome.
The Secretary-General will share selected tweets with participants at the Global Classrooms Model UN event, and there may be an additional social media surprise in his speech. He is also expected to offer ideas about how youth can get involved in June’s Rio+20 conference and the related Future We Want campaign, e.g. by attending Rio-related events, participating in Rio-related contests and writing letters to the editor. His speech will be webcast.
You can also share your vision and solution for a better future with the world at Rio+20, UN Conference on Sustainable Development which takes place in June.