Namibian youth engage in Model UN debate on PSVI
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Prior to the global PSVI summit, the High Commission, HRDC, and UNDP are hosting a Model UN: PSVI simulation at UNAM on 07 June.
The UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina Jolie will host a global summit on the “Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict-Initiative” (PSVI) in London between 10-13 June. 10 June is the designated Youth Day.
The British High Commission, the Human Rights Documentation Centre (HRDC) of the University of Namibia (UNAM), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) therefore are hosting a Model UN: Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict - Youth Debate/Summit at the New Library Building, Video-Conferencing Room, UNAM, main campus, on Saturday, 07 June, 08:00-17:30.
21 Namibian students, representing 21 different countries, will debate in a Model UN simulation the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative and come up with a resolution to feed into the discussions of the global PSVI summit taking place in London from 10-13 June 2014. 12 out of the 21 countries represented at the Model UN simulation have representations in Namibia. Resident Ambassadors of these countries will attend the opening of the Model UN PSVI debate on 07 June. A representative of the Namibian Government, British High Commissioner to Namibia, Marianne Young and UN Country Representative, Musinga T. Bandora, will address the participating students.
At the end of the Model UN simulation regarding PSVI, the UNAM students will come up with a declaration, which the British High Commission is going to share with the Foreign Secretary William Hague and with the Namibian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah. Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah will attend the PSVI Summit in London, on behalf of the Namibian Government.
Youth for Human Rights Namibia: Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict Summit 2014, 07 June
Venue: Video-Conferencing Room, New Library Building, UNAM, Main Campus, Windhoek
08:00 – 08:15: Arrival of participants and guests
08:15 – 08:45: Opening Ceremony
Welcome by Vice Chancellor Prof. Lazarus Hangula, UNAM Opening Remarks by H.E., Mrs. Marianne Young, British High Commissioner Remarks by Musinga T. Bandora, UN Resident Coordinator Remarks by Representative of Namibian Government (tbc), Amb. Selma Ashiphala-Musavyi, PS of Ministry of Foreign Affairs
09:00 – 10:30: Committee session: identifying key issues, opening statements
10:30 – 11:00: break
11:45 – 13:00: Committee Session: Discussions and Debating
13:00 - 14:00: break
14:00 – 15:30: Committee Session: Drafting Recommendations
15:30 – 16:00: break
16:00 – 17:00: Committee Session: Finalizing Draft document
17:00 – 17:30: Handing over of certificates
Inquiries: Human Rights Documentation Centre, University of Namibia, Ivone Tjilale, Tel: 061 2063664, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or British High Commission Windhoek, Hans-Christian Mahnke, Email: email@example.com, Tel: 061 274826, Cell: 0811555278.