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Winter 2018
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6 International Civil Aviation Day  
7 International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime  
8 International Anti-Corruption Day  
9 Human Rights Day  
10 International Mountain Day  
11 International Day of Neutrality  
12 International Universal Health Coverage Day  
13 International Migrants Day  
14 Arabic Language Day  
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Recent updates and events
Model United Nations

In December, we successfully held an Environmental Assembly Model United Nations session with secondary students from all over Hong Kong. Discussing climate change, the session was a great success because of the talent in the room. We were glad to hear that the participants enjoyed the event as much as we did!

Model United Nations, otherwise known as Model UN or MUN, is a platform and event that provides students with the opportunity to understand various global issues from the perspective of a United Nations member. Through MUN, secondary school students are given a taste of how the assemblies work in the United Nations through discussions, forming coalitions, researching, and debating.

On December 1st, 2018, we held an Environmental Assembly MUN at Queen Elizabeth Stadium with over forty students as delegates. Alongside Paris Moon, the president of WFWP HK, and Ota Yukie, the vice-president of WFWP, were David Lau, WFWP's treasurer, Roger Lin, Rebecca Hui and Kenny Fung.

We saw a wide range of countries represented, from India to the Kingdom of Lesotho. The delegates were divided in groups of four with a facilitator allocated to each group to help coordinate the discussion. Despite the event not being a formal MUN session, fruitful discussion and insightful issues and ideas were raised during the event.

The topic of discussion was climate change. To begin, the icebreaker of the event was students introducing their countries and the problems they are facing in terms of climate change. This was where the position paper the students wrote before attending the event came to play, as it prepared them for this discussion. The Kyoto Protocol was heavily emphasised during this time and many acknowledged their countries' contribution to climate change and what they could do to combat it together as a coalition.

After two rounds of discussion (or moderated caucus, as they would call it in MUN), the time to present their resolutions came. Economic sanctions was an idea raised as a last resort, whereas the use of electronic vehicles promoted by tax incentives and the cooperation between developed countries and developing countries were mentioned the most.

The speeches were followed by a question-and-answer session that showed us these students are able to come up with reasonable and eloquent answers on the spot. Interesting ideas were raised as well. A delegate from Haiti mentioned mass-immigration as a way to combat climate change, and a delegate from China said that reducing air travel for delivering goods could also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Once the session was adjourned, we held an awards ceremony. Among the awards given out were Best Dressed, Merit awards, Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards. The top three awards were based solely on the position paper submitted, judged on language, argument, and originality. The following is a list of the winners:

Merit
Kwan Pui Chi, Lily
from ELCHK Yuen Long Lutheran Secondary School
Wan Ho Nam
from Elegantia College
Mir Shamaisa
from Madam Lau Kam Lung Secondary School
Pang Pui Hang, Jaycee
from Po Leung Kuk Ngan Po Ling College
Best dressed Bronze
Kwan Pui Chi, Lily & Thomas Tsang
from ELCHK Yuen Long Lutheran Secondary School
Chu Lap Yan
from ELCHK Yuen Long Lutheran Secondary School
Ithabeleng Joyce Makhetha
from Li Po Chun United World College
Lee Pui Won
from Tsung Tsin Christian Academy
Silver Gold    
Grace Tai
from St. Paul's Co-educational College
Louie Hui Ying Megan
from G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College
The awarded delegates with Kenny Fung, David Lau, Ota Yukie, Paris Moon, Rebecca Hui, and Roger Lin.
(Left to right)

We are proud to say that the Environmental Assembly was a great success this year, and we are looking forward to hosting more MUN events in the near future.

Idea Submissions!

We are currently gathering ideas for our newsletter. You are very welcome to submit creative ideas or activities you would like to present to the community through our newsletter!

We would gladly provide a platform for you to inspire and raise awareness of the public with creative activities. Events can be organized by NGOs, schools or public organizations with the similar objective of serving the community in terms of leadership, education, environmental issues, etc.

We will selectively choose some ideas and present them through newsletter.

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