From the 3-19th of July, our senior Harim Kim attended the Pacific Project, a UN Youth annual trip that educates participants on New Zealand’s relationship with the Pacific. Harim was honoured to receive the opportunity to be selected as one of only ten students chosen to represent New Zealand at the UN Youth Australia’s National Conference held in Adelaide. Over the time Harim explored the theme of ‘The Future Democracy’ and had the chance to learn from experts in international relations, participate in interactive workshops, and formally debate at the Parliament House of South Australia.
In Vanuatu, Harim has visited the High Commission of New Zealand and was involved with the discussion of the current process of how it is informing and taking actions in representing New Zealand regarding current political, social, economic and especially current military events in Vanuatu. Harim has also visited the Parliament of Vanuatu meeting with Ralph Regenvanu the Minister of Lands and the Foreign Affairs Minister of Vanuatu. Harim has been discussing the democracy of Vanuatu, the parliament system and particularly the relationship between New Zealand and Vanuatu.
Additionally, the New Zealand delegations met with NGOs in Vanuatu such as the CARE International, discussing how they are helping the community and people regarding environmental as well as human rights issues. At the start of the year Harim has also been selected as a High School Ambassador of UN Youth at Waitakere College and her trip is one of the first steps to her future of international law and politics.