unacto11.jpgThe United Nations Association of Canada Vancouver branch was proud to sponsor the recent Canadian High School Model United Nations  (CAHSMUN) that was held this past weekend at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver.   UNAC-Vancouver’s sponsorship went to support students who would not otherwise have been able to attend the conference due to financial need.

UNAC-Vancouver Vice-President George Somerwill at CAHSMUN opening with Deputy Secretary General Jotham Chow
UNAC-Vancouver Vice-President George Somerwill at CAHSMUN opening with Deputy Secretary General Jotham Chow

UNAC-Vancouver’s Vice President, George Somerwill also spoke at both the opening ceremony and the Model Security Council held on the Saturday morning.  Mr Somerwill has a wealth of experience with the United Nations, working for UNICEF in Pakistan as well as the Department of Peacekeeping Operations in arenas such as Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan and Liberia.  (For more information on George’s bio see here: http://wp.me/P24qck-i)

Over 600 students attended CAHSMUN, representing more than 60 schools from the Lower Mainland as well as schools from the United States.  Mr. Somerwill was able to share his wide breath of first-hand United Nations knowledge with these keen students who are learning the intricacies of world politics as well as the role of the United Nations.

Mr. Somerwill answering questions and giving advice at the CAHSMUN Security Council.
Mr. Somerwill answering questions at the CAHSMUN Security Council.

Mr. Somerwill will also be hosting a table at the upcoming Think Global Link Local networking breakfast event to be held on Friday March 20th and has kindly offered a coffee date as part of the raffle during which you would be able to find out more about his amazing life experiences at the United Nations and beyond.  For more information on TGLL, click here or access it through the link above: http://wp.me/P24qck-av

 

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