Students of the PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, have initiated The Young Leaders Global Conclave, to unite students from all over the world towards a common goal. The goal is “Be the Change.” The conclave will be held from January 28 to 31 at the college. It will be a simulation of the United Nations where participating students from all over the country can live the life of a UN ambassador.
Each participant will act as a country’s delegate in any of the UN committees. He or she will advocate that country’s position on the topic at hand with the goal of arriving at a formal resolution. This is achieved through debate, compromise and co-operation with other delegates on their committee. Topics like climate change, poverty, education, global health care, energy crisis and Human Rights will also be deliberated upon in the conclave.
It will serve as a platform for students to see the problems of the world in a perspective of trying to solve them through constructive debate and deliberations. N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief, The Hindu, will inaugurate the event and deliver the keynote address on January 28. A live panel discussion via two-way satellite will take place where Andrew Gamble and John Dunn from the University of Cambridge will discuss the joint threats of climate change and terrorism. Geoffrey Wells and Barry Brook from Australia will discuss the imminent peril of global warming and climate change via satellite link. Keynote addresses by experts like R. K. Pachauri, Chairman, Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change, will form part of the event.