On Friday, I went to London for an event put on by UNA-UK, the UK’s leading source of independent analysis on the UN and Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, an independent policy institute based in London. It was a conversation between Sir Jeremy Greenstock (who was the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations for five years) and Ban Ki-moon, the current Secretary General of the UN. It was held at Central Hall in Westminster, the home of the first United Nations General Assembly in 1946.
Safe to say I was very excited. I joined my university United Nations Association when it was formed, I went on work experience to the UN in Geneva in 2012 and I then went on to become President of the UN Youth Plymouth in my final year. After graduation, I was a member of the UNA-UK national Youth Council, and last year I was elected to the Procedure Committee.
Anyway, I’m off topic. I got the chance to go and see Ban Ki-moon speak, and it turned out that I got to shake his hand as well, which was very exciting. Not only that, I got to meet the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation, Mr Kitack Lim.
Safe to say Friday was amazing. ..