United Nations Day–on October 24th, marks the signing of the UN Charter in 1945. It has been recognized as a holiday for almost 70 years, since 1948. Yesterday, Ort Givatayim senior Or Moshe got to represent Debate for Peace at the 2017 United Nations Day celebration, at the UN building in Armon Hanatziv, Jerusalem. We are grateful to UNTSO for extending the invitation and helping to strengthen the UN-Model UN connection. Or was one of the youngest participants at the event, and she shares her thoughts on the occasion below.
“Today, I had the opportunity to participate in an actual UN event and get a glimpse into the world of professionals. It has been an incredible experience. I have met and talked with people from UNTSO and the Israeli office for foreign affairs. I had the honor of participating in a UN memorial ceremony with soldiers from all over the world. I learned about different countries and cultures around the world and even tasted exotic food from the Caribbean.”