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UNIVERSITY OF BAMBERG STUDENTS FLAGGED OFF TO "REPRESENT" UGANDA IN THE NATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE 2020

Saturday, 21st December 2019
Mr. Fred Moses Mukhooli hands over the Uganda flag to Ms Hannah Rebecca O'Neill, Head Delegate
A delegation of 19 students from the Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg on 16th December 2019 paid a study trip to the Uganda Embassy in Berlin where they were met by Mr. Fred Moses Mukhooli, Counsellor, on behalf of Ambassador Marcel Tibaleka. The students, who will be "representing" the Republic of Uganda at the simulation conference National Model United Nations (NMUN) 2020 in New York, were on a 3-day study trip to Berlin as part of their preparation.

Ms Hannah Rebecca O'Neill, Head Delegate, said her delegation was at the Embassy to gain comprehensive insights into the political system, social-cultural circumstances as well as the geopolitical situation of Uganda and the East African Great Lakes region. "As we strive to represent the country as realistically and authentically as possible, we will undergo comprehensive preparation for our role as diplomats," she said.

She added that since 2003 the Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg has sent annual delegations of students to the NMUN Conference held in New York. In order to guarantee the success of the delegates, the students go through an intense preparation phase that lasts for an entire semester. In April 2020, the students will "represent" the Republic of Uganda in six UN Committees.

Mr. Mukhooli, in his address to the students, explained to them on what was expected of them as "Uganda's representatives" and gave them a brief on Uganda's foreign policy and diplomatic architecture, and her national interests the delegation should promote and protect in the coming simulation conference in New York. He also gave them insights on Uganda's positions on nuclear disarmament, migration, climate change, security and issues related to sustainable development.

Source: Public Diplomacy Desk, Uganda Embassy, Berlin

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