“Use social media to make your voice heard”, UNIC Accra NIO tells students

Tema, October 20, 2014 – The National Information Officer of the United Nations Information Centre, Accra, Ms. Cynthia Prah has urged students of Tema International School (TIS) to make efficient use of social media platforms to share ideas, debates and questions about the work of the United Nations.

Student delegates at the event

Student delegates at the event

She was speaking as a Guest of Honour at this year’s TIS Model United Nations Conference which was on the theme, “The role of the MDGs in securing a peaceful future in a global village”. She said, “In an era where challenges extend beyond borders and have global consequences, our future depends on how well we – young or old, rich or poor, male or female – work together”.

NIO presents UN Day poster to TIS

NIO presents UN Day poster to TIS

Ms. Prah also congratulated the organizers and urged them to involve at least a less-deprived school in subsequent simulations as this would enhance knowledge and understanding of diverse cultural settings. She presented the school with a banner marking the 69th UN Day celebration.

Receiving the souvenir, the acting Principal of TIS, Ms. Felicia Sackey expressed her profound gratitude to Ms. Prah and UNIC Accra for their immense contribution towards youth development in Ghana.

NIO (4th from left) in a group picture with MUN Committee Chairs

NIO (4th from left) in a group picture with MUN Committee Chairs

Model United Nations are organized across the globe as an activity to prepare future leaders and to introduce young people to pressing global issues – in peace and security, human rights, and sustainable development — as well as to inspires them to find global solutions.