Please join Global Learning Program and Services Division in congratulating Franck Yao for his invitation to participate at the “Future We Want Model United Nations: a Global Initiative for Young Leaders” (FWWMUN) Conference on March 2018 in Manhattan, New York. He is one of 2000 delegates from 110 countries attending this prestigious conference.

Franck is an International Student from Côte d’Ivoire studying Business Administration at Skyline College. He is a proud African driven by passion and is committed to developing youth opportunities and communities around the world. Even while still in high school, Franck developed two social projects at his school that were in line with the United Nations’ Quality Education and Climate Action Sustainable Development Goals. Franck also led a social campaign to advocate for global warming that led to the development of fourteen tourism and climate change clubs all over Abidjan, the economic capital of Cote d’Ivoire.

After graduation Franck visited the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan and became part of the Competitive College Club, a cohort advising program organized by EducationUSA which supports talented yet disadvantaged students by informing them and helping them to develop the skills and they need to compete for admissions and scholarships at U.S. colleges and universities. It was at a college fair organized by EducationUSA that Franck learned about Skyline College.

“Being selected as one of the United Nations youth ambassadors is a dream that came true and this would never have happened without the support of Skyline College.” Franck said, “Being an international student here gives me the opportunity every day to benefit and take advantage of powerful resources that empower and help me develop strong leadership skills which constantly spark the genius of my inner self.”

World Federation of Model United Nations Associations (WFMUNA) with the support of Italian Diplomatic Academy, NGO affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information sponsors the events. WFMUNA was established to unite all major Model United Nations associations and clubs worldwide with the aim of creating a platform for knowledge sharing and coordination. A passionate guardian of UN principles, WFMUNA commits to supervising quality in MUN conferences globally, to monitoring the conduct and ethics of MUN organizations, and to making Model United Nations programs more accessible for all.

As a Global NGO committed to educating youth through Model United Nations programs and conferences, WFMUNA seeks to bring together future generations of leaders from all corners of the globe to gain first-hand experience in international relations, to produce high quality resolutions aimed at empowering future leaders to bring about the “Future We Want,” and to submit these resolutions to relevant UN agencies and world leaders for consideration.

Article and Photo by Emma Briones


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