The Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Lagos State, Mr Ronald Kayanja, in his speech thanked the delegates to the conference for getting involved in some of the biggest issues of our time such as peace, climate action, sustainable development and human rights.
“Climate change is an existential threat and the defining challenge of our time. You are the first generation to grow up in the shadows of climate change and the last who can prevent its worst consequences. The world needs your strong engagement to increase ambition, to cut emissions and to hold leaders to account” he said.
The resolution also urged government and Habitat Agenda Partners to make provisions to increase resources for affordable housing and housing-related infrastructure, prioritizing slum prevention and upgrading.
The Permanent Secretary and Tutor General of Education District III, Dr Mrs Olufolayimika Ayandele in her address to the delegates, expressed her gratitude to UNIC Lagos, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Principals of the Schools, and the delegates for supporting this initiative, which she said was a unique moment for the students with the opportunity to engage and learn about diplomacy, international relations and the United Nations.
The President of Lagos Secondary Schools Model United Nations (LASSMUN) General Assembly, Mr AbdulGaniu Nurudeen, noted that an unplanned urbanization could generate problems such as pollution, crime, inequality, disease while well-planned cities can facilitate economic growth and sustainable low-emission development.
Penpushing further reports that the maiden conference simulated three General Assembly committees; Second Committee (Economic and Financial committee), the Third Committee (Social and Humanitarian Committee) and the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary Committee adjourned the General Assembly till year 2020.
Meanwhile, the theme for the Conference was “Make Cities Safe Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable”.