IMG_8044For another year, I lead the discussion of yet another security issue in the Life-link Model UN TV show, dubbed “The Diplomat”.  The show is a 13-week episode program that will focus on the Syrian Crisis and how the Security Council can help solve the impasse between the government and rebel forces for the benefit of Syrian and world peace.

Participants in this show are 17 selected youth from varied backgrounds who have developed strong skills in public speaking, leadership and negotiations, especially having gone through the Tertiary Model United Nations conference organized by Life-link Friendship Schools, Ghana, a youth leadership development organization focused on leadership training through Model United Nations. These participants will be representing the current member states on the real UN Security Council and 2 other observer states (Syria and Turkey).

This show seeks to produce “The Diplomat”; the ultimate prize for the adjudged winner of the show who will have the opportunity for vast international and leadership exposure. The simulation seeks to challenge the participants to their wits end in trying to apply diplomatic negotiations and tact in seaming the broken political environment in Syria. As the President of the Council, I am honoured to take up the role of leading negotiations with the neutral and diplomatic stance required by such an exercise. Having led the earlier version of this show, dubbed “The Delegate” to a successful end, I am prepared to take the challenge yet again to help in developing youth leadership.

See the Video Promo of the show below;

This show is the second, in the continuous effort by Life-link Ghana to promote youth leadership development, using the unique model of the United Nations and produce youth who are capable of taking up of high level leadership roles. The show is scheduled to start airing on TV in February and will eventually produce a youth diplomat who will be on the Ghana government delegation to the United Nations to represent the interest of Ghanaian youth.


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