77 F
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Yucatán sends 11 students to UN as model delegates

Latest headlines

Pig farm accused of hiding cenotes and filling them in with cement

A pig farm in the municipality of Homún is being accused of filling in and hiding two cenotes from environmental authorities. 

New augmented reality app tells the story of Mérida’s iconic corner plaques

Mérida´s municipal government is launching a new mobile phone application to tell the story of the city’s iconic Centro corner plaques.

Tortas in the Park: Family carries on the tradition for 63 years 

Taqueria Don Beto in Parque Las Américas. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Strolling through charming Parque de...

Kankí, the Maya city where the stone eyes of ancient gods burn as hot as the sun

Kankí may be only 10 miles or so from the Mérida-Campeche highway, but feels a world away.
Yucatán Magazine
Yucatán Magazine has the inside scoop on living here. Sign up to get our top headlines delivered to your inbox every week.

A group of university students meet with a state official before heading to the United Nations for a model program. Photo: Courtesy

Mérida, Yucatán — A group of 11 college students from Yucatán have formed a United Nations delegation of sorts.

They are in New York City for the Future We Want, a UN model program, to share their views with over 2,000 other delegates.

They will participate in rigorous debates about critical global issues, such as international development, peace, and security.

Delegates will debate the UN General Assembly’s Economic and Social Council and other official committees, giving them the opportunity to live the experience of diplomats.

With debate issues picked directly from the United Nations agenda, their conclusions will be submitted to the United Nations Secretariat for review.

Model UN is designed to train future world leaders and introduce them to some of the world’s most pressing issues. Delegates’ travel and hotel expenses are covered by scholarships.

Before the trip, students Rubén Solórzano Selem, Adriana Domínguez, María Luisa Barroso Chan, Jacqueline Molina Cen, David Ricardo Eb Novelo, Sergio Raúl Coral Villegas, Elías Osorio Parra, Mayanín Chan Cabrera and Alejandra Mejía Palma, from the Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY); as well as Gabriela Cervera Suárez, of Marista; and Gabriel Abraham Martín Cárdenas, of the Technological Institute of Mérida (ITM), held a meeting with the state general coordinator of advisors, Eric Rubio Barthell.

During the meeting, the students talked about their experience in the United Nations Model of the UADY (Uadymun).

In turn, Rubio Barthell acknowledged the importance for the state that Yucatecans participate in this important meeting.

He also highlighted the importance of this activity for the development of states and municipalities, as it has become a tool to obtain additional resources to further the environment, education, innovation, the economy and culture.

Rubio Barthell shared examples of actions implemented in the United States, China and Italy which have led to jobs in Yucatán.

Source: Press release

- Advertisement -

Subscribe Now!

More articles

Court sets limits for ‘racist’ immigration checkpoints in Mexico

Mexican soldiers review documents at a Zacatecas checkpoint in March. Photo: Pedro Pardo / AFP via Getty Images

You won’t miss the meat or dairy in these recipes from Yucatán

Vegan, vegetarian and plant-based lifestyles are easy to enjoy, despite living in meat-centric Yucatán.  Now that we’ve listed our...

Yucatán COVID patient 1st to die in 49 days

Coronavirus cases rose steadily in a week that ended with Yucatán's first COVID fatality since April 2. A...

Expats in Mexico face impossible deadline to comply with new tax law

Taxpayers in Mérida wait for their numbers to be called at the SAT office. Photo: File A tax...

What is the Loop Current and how does it affect hurricanes on the Yucatán Peninsula?

A current of warm tropical water is looping unusually far into the Gulf of Mexico for this time of year, with the power to turn tropical storms into monster hurricanes.

Izamal revamps its infrastructure while seeking investment

A walking tour of Izamal includes Mayor Warnel May Escobar and Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal. Photo: Courtesy

Mexico looks to its southern neighbors for investment and international cooperation

Historically Mexico’s economic footprint regarding its neighbors to the south has been negligible at best, aside from a few large corporations such as Banco Azteca and Bimbo. 

Activists in Mérida observe International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Trans pride flag flies over the Monumento a la Patria on Paseo de Montejo. Photo: Courtesy Jornada Maya

The Most Famous Mexican Mathematicians

Photo by Nothing Ahead via Pexels By James Collins The subject of mathematics can be...

Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccine contracts to remain a state secret until 2025

The true cost of Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign will not be known until well after the next round of federal elections....