UN Student Conference






United Nations Student Conference on Human Rights 2013
My Voice Counts
"Where we come from does not determine who we can become. What we look like places no limits on what we can achieve. We should all have the right to express ourselves, all have the right to be heard, all have the right to be what we can be: To reach for the sky and touch the stars. No matter who we are, no matter whether we are man or woman, or rich or poor:

My voice, my right. My voice counts."


—Desmond Tutu, a key figure in the defeat of apartheid in South Africa, Nobel Prize Laureate, first black Archbishop of South Africa.

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When: December 16-18, 2013

Who: Students ages 14-19 (grades 8-12)

Where: United Nations Headquarters and Select Videoconference Sites Worldwide

What:
Join GEM and the other students for the annual United Nations Student Conference on Human Rights. During this conference students will develop concrete, actionable plans on how their voice can be used to champion human rights. These ideas will be heard and critiqued by a panel of experts in the field from the United Nations.

Students will receive background materials, as well as reference sites.

How:
Students and Teachers interested in participating through GEM should contact Sabrina Cusimano to participate. cusimano@chc.edu.

Cost per students with homestay: $175
Included in Conference Fee: pre-conference videoconference, pre-conference preparation, conference materials, meals in New York, Tour of UN, and homestay with student from New York. Students are responsible for transportation to New York.

Homestay Form - UNIShomestayform.pdf
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Cost per student without homestay:
$100
Included in Conference Fee: pre-conference videoconference, pre-conference preparation, conference materials, meals in New York, and Tour of UN. Students are responsible for transportation to New York.


If interested, please contact Sabrina Cusimano at cusimano@chc.edu or 215-497-8809.



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