HKBU students discuss global issues at Harvard conference

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 February, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 15 February, 2008, 12:00am

A 16-member delegation from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is taking part in a model United Nations conference organised by Harvard University in the United States.

The 54th Harvard National Model United Nations Conference began in Boston yesterday and ends on Sunday.

Another batch of six HKBU students will join the Asian International Model United Nations Conference organised by Peking University in Beijing from March 13 to 16.

At the two meetings, the delegates will take part in debates and vote on resolutions.

This year, about 2,600 students from more than 130 universities around the world have gathered in Boston to discuss crucial issues facing the international community. The HKBU delegation is representing Malaysia at the Harvard event.

The local students will represent Italy and Kyrgyzstan in Beijing next month.

The mainland conference, launched in 2001, gives participants an opportunity to discuss a wide range of global issues, including political conflicts, economic collaboration and social problems.