Blog by MY World Youth Ambassador, Julián Rodríguez
UNDP Colombia, the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) Bogota and the Secretary of Education of Bogota organized the largest Model UN in Colombia – SIMONU (Simulación de las Naciones Unidas). As a UN initiative, SIMONU was conceived in late 2012 in an effort to bring students together from different background.
In early 2013, 150 schools were convened to be part of this initiative. More than 1500 students from almost 105 public and private schools participated in the largest simulation in almost 40 committees with a wide range of topics.
This year, 2100 students from around 220 schools in Bogotá participated in the simulation in 54 committees themed around the Respira Paz campaign (Breath Peace).
Undoubtedly, this learning experience is an achievement for Colombian Education. For this reason, the MY World Colombia team participated in SIMONU with two of its partners, doing different activities around the campaign. Almost 2200 people answered the survey and others reflected on the survey in their SIMONU committees. The MY World team also recorded participants sharing what their most important MY World priority was and why.
In Colombia, MY World 2015 is supported by UNDP Colombia and the Bogota Secretary of Education. These two organizations have shown their commitment to the Colombian youth with this opportunity to participate in the Post-2015 Agenda. Thank you for the great collaboration, without you this would not have been possible.
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