The 2019 Everest International Model United Nations conference has started in the capital. US Ambassador to Nepal, Randy Berry, UN Resident Coordinator, Valerie Julliand, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, Bharat Raj Paudyal has jointly launched the event.
In partnership with the Grantee Youth Thinkers’ Society, the US embassy welcomed 200 delegates from 20 countries across the Indo-Pacific region to discuss issues from building infrastructure for accessible and affordable food to developing cybersecurity and data protection mechanisms, according to a press release issued by the embassy.
Ambassador Berry addressed, “The United States believes every nation has the responsibility of adhering to international norms and respecting the sovereign choices of all countries and to be free of coercion. In Asia, it is this idea that defines the United States’ approach across the Indo-Pacific region.”
Students will simulate committee sessions for the United Nations Security Council, UN Women, the United Nations Human Rights Council, the World Food Programme, and the International Monetary Fund.
Delegates will also be attending the UN expert speaker and career development panels, as well as networking sessions celebrating the diverse cultural backgrounds of all participants.