SRSG Spehar delivers keynote address at 12th Annual Session of the Mediterranean Model United Nations
12 February 2017 - Today, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Cyprus, Ms. Elizabeth Spehar, presented the keynote address to the closing of the 12th Annual Session of the Mediterranean Model United Nations, continuing a time-honoured tradition of Special Representatives in Cyprus, a number of whom have also addressed MEDIMUM participants in recent years.
SRSG Spehar spoke about the global challenges facing the world today and the role of the UN, and highlighted the various opportunities and tools to effectively tackle these challenges, as well as the imperative of collective action in an increasingly interdependent world. She made a particular call to young people to assume an active role as global citizens. While congratulating the students for their participation as MEDIMUM delegates,
Ms. Spehar also expressed her hope that the experience would encourage them to "remain engaged with the UN" and stimulate them to "act for the benefit of our common planet."