UNICEF Climate Change Event

  • Are you between the age of 14-18 and a student at Queens Collegiate?
  • Are you interested in the United Nations, UNICEF, climate and/or the environment?
  • Do you want to work with world leaders on a problem facing our earth today?
  • Are you active in your community?
  • Do you have a passion for climate change and have
    witnessed climate-induced impacts (e.g. increased rates of asthma and
    intensified storms)?
  • Are you available September 7-10 and September 20-23? (You would be excused from school)

If you are interested, email Mrs. Dubei (jdubei@schools.nyc.gov) right now! There are only 12-15 spots for HS students.

UNICEF is currently seeking children and young people between the ages of 14-18 to join us in participating in the Secretary General High Level Summit on Climate Change on 22 September 2009.  It is anticipated that over 100 world leaders will be in attendance for the Summit.

We are searching for adolescents from all regions of the world that are
active in their communities with a passion for climate change and have
witnessed climate-induced impacts (e.g. increased rates of asthma and
intensified storms). Selected delegates will participate in the Secretary
General’s Opening Session by presenting their ideas in a document to world
leaders and creating a video on climate change solutions, which they will
present during the Session.  The delegates will also participate in the
Closing Session of the Summit, as well as the First Ladies’ luncheon on
children and climate change on 23 September.

Delegates that are chosen for these events must be available from 7 to 10
September and 20 to 23 September.  Students will engage in a preparatory
programme from 7 to 10 September and 20 to 23 September, during which time they will review many facets of climate change with UNICEF technical staff and outside experts.  Ideally, these adolescents will be comfortable with
public speaking and exhibit proficiency in English.

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