CNC students leading team at UN forum
CNC students are lending their voices to an international conversation on global peacebuilding at the United Nations Association in Canada’s Youth as Peacebuilders Forum.
To be held today and tomorrow in Vancouver, it’s the third UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial conference working to shine a spotlight on youth perspectives regarding peacebuilding efforts across the globe.
“It is critical that representatives from outside larger city centres have their voices added to the conversation,” the team’s faculty mentor Garth Frizzell said. “This is a really big moment for the students, CNC and for Prince George.”
CNC students Stephanie Jack, Graeme MacKenzie and Storey Layton prepared for the forum by connecting with other student teams at UNBC as well as student teams from Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Hong Kong via video-conferencing.
For Layton, participating in this forum is an opportunity to counteract the feeling that certain youth voices get lost in the overall grand scheme of it all. She believes pushing for mental health resources and programs in communities and schools is incredibly important for youth younger than 18.
— see ‘IT IS IMPORTANT, page 2