Minerd celebrates the fourteenth session of the International Model United Nations

The Ministry of Education of the Dominican Republic (Minerd) began the fourteenth edition of the session of the International Model United Nations of the Ministry of Education (Minume), in which more than 600 young people from the public and private pre-university education system enhance their leadership skills, debate and critical thinking, by simulating sessions of the United Nations.

Through the Educational Leadership Program, the Minerd celebrates for four days this event, which in this edition has students from Colombia, Honduras, Argentina, Costa Rica and Mexico, as guests, who will address global issues through ten commissions.

The director of the Ministerial Cabinet of the Minerd, Siullin Joa, highlighted that “bringing together this community of young leaders thirsty for knowledge is a privilege, a real gift for our country, especially in the current global context”.

“It is fundamental to have the opportunity to mold them as future political leaders and decision makers, those who in 5 or 10 or 15 years will occupy positions like ours, those of us who today find ourselves in decision-making roles in the governmental, business and social spheres,” stressed the Ministerial Cabinet Director.

Siullin Joan urged the young people, that when reaching some leadership and decision-making role, always prioritize the promotion of leadership that will guide the future, “since, without cultivating that succession, we will not be able to fulfill a real commitment to our society”.

“I want to applaud all of you, from the students, the teaching technicians, volunteers and team of the Educational Leadership Program, for firmly cultivating critical and civic thinking, not only in your educational centers, but for all the communities in which you live,” he emphasized.

On his side, the director of the Educational Leadership Program (PLE), Gerand Ventura, expressed that this event, which transcends beyond the classroom and becomes a platform of empowerment for the youth of our country, is an opportunity to develop leadership, communication and diplomacy skills, but it is also an occasion to cultivate fundamental values such as empathy, collaboration and civic engagement.

“You, young people, are not only the future of our nation, but also the present hope for a more equitable and peaceful world,” Ventura said, explaining that over the next few days, the 10 commissions will address the most pressing challenges of this time, from climate change to social justice.

“Their discussions and resolutions will have a real impact on how we address these issues nationally and internationally. And our Ministry of Education, headed by our Minister Ángel Hernández, will be in charge of processing to the highest levels of the State the results of their reflections so that they can be taken into account in the development of public policies in the country,” said Ventura.

Ventura also recounted the efforts carried out by the PLE in favor of young students.

“We have promoted dialogue through 5 youth forums on democracy, called National Dialogues; we have participated in 4 international youth summits, and we have organized, together with the Senate of the Republic, the first simulation of the Youth Senate, a space where students can express their concerns and proposals,” he reported.

He also said that they have promoted the development of argumentation and critical thinking skills in the Second National Debate Championship, in addition to the training in entrepreneurship that they have developed with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Mipymes.

“We have promoted Innovation by participating in the OGTIC University Innovation Fair and have fostered cultural exchange and international collaboration with the Harvard Glee Club, among other events for the benefit of our young people,” he added.

This edition of Minume brings with it new experiences for the students participating in this event. “Minume Talks” is an initiative that is based on concentrating the presence of experts in different areas, who for 15 minutes each, have the opportunity to captivate the audience with data and experiences of the different professional areas in which they develop.

Likewise, the students will be visited during the working sessions by personalities such as the Vice President of the Republic, Raquel Peña; Magistrate Yeni Berenice; the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Víctor (Ito) Bisonó, among others.

Source: Presidencia.gob.do


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