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Berkeley College Students in Model United Nations Club Get Firsthand Account of Worldwide Corporate Sustainability Initiative through Work of United Nations Global Compact Office

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BERKELEY COLLEGE STUDENTS IN MODEL UNITED NATIONS CLUB GET FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF WORLDWIDE CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE THROUGH WORK OF UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT OFFICE

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Photo Caption: Berkeley College students learned about worldwide corporate sustainability initiatives from Maame Boateng, Advisor, United Nations Global Compact (standing, front row, second from right), during a recent tour and visit.

Berkeley College students in the Model United Nations (U.N.) Club in Woodland Park, NJ, learned about worldwide corporate sustainability initiatives from Maame Boateng, Advisor, U.N. Global Compact, during their first tour and visit to the U.N. in New York City. Ms. Boateng, who conducted the tour, also spoke with the students about how the U.N. promotes meaningful public-private partnerships in key areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption, specifically in Africa.

“The trip to the U.N. put the world in perspective for me,” said Berkeley College student Nallely Inoa of Paterson, NJ. “It gave me a real inside view of the issues and the methods of how they are being solved.”

“The Model U.N. Club provides an opportunity for Berkeley students to become more informed and more engaged about global issues,” said Jonathan Ng, PhD, Assistant Chair, Management, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business® and Faculty Advisor to the Club. “It also allows our students to better understand the roles of the United Nations in working with national governments in promoting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (2016-2030).”

On the tour, in addition to finding out how sustainability is being achieved globally, students learned about the mission of the U.N., its history with regard to peace treaties, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as current issues.

Dr. Ng noted that the trip is also preparatory in that the College will train and field a team of Berkeley students to participate in the next Model U.N. Conference to be held at the U.N. in New York City in March 2020.

“The Conference event will provide an excellent opportunity for Berkeley students to meet with students from other participating colleges and universities within the United States and around the world in discussing, debating and addressing global issues. They will have the chance to role-play as diplomats and as representatives for the country assigned to Berkeley College,” he said.

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