14 Mar '11, 12pm

College students in Spore for model UN conference

FOREIGN Minister George Yeo recounted on Monday how inspired he was when he first visited the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York as a fresh university graduate. He was speaking to over 2,000 students at the opening ceremony of the global annual event, World Model United Nations (WorldMUN), which was held at the National University of Singapore's University Cultural Centre. Mr Yeo said he hopes the students will also believe in the work that the UN does. 'Years later, I brought my children to the UN so that they too could have their photographs taken and be inspired, as you are inspired. Let you in turn inspire us, the so-called professionals, to do better,' said Mr Yeo. The WorldMUN conference simulates those organised by the UN and other international bodies like the World Health Organisation, and brings together college students from more than 60 countries to d...

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