Thirty-eight student representatives from 17 universities took part in the tenth edition of WFUNA’s College Leaders at the UN Program. The participants are Korean nationals, selected and sent from their respective universities to represent the school at the United Nations. The student cohort started the program in May, meeting once a week to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals.
The participants were divided into six groups. Each group picked a particular goal and target for more in-depth study. Groups studied targets in Goals 11, Goals 13, and Goal 16. Their work culminated in a week-long visit to the UN Headquarters from 15-19 August, where the students met with experts and practitioners on the aforementioned SDGs.
Panelists and speakers were from UN departments and agencies, civil society, academia, and local government, including UN Climate Action Team, UN Department of Global Communications (UN DGC), UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UN ODA), UN Office of Legal Affairs (UN OLA), and the ATD Fourth World.