Teens test diplomatic skills
First published August 22, 2013
The issue of child labour will be in focus at this year’s Day of Diplomacy, being held tomorrow (August 23) as part of the Young Diplomats Program at James Cook University in Townsville.
The 2013 Day of Diplomacy, hosted by the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences, will be held on August 23 in the Endeavour Room at Uni Hall.
The Young Diplomats program is designed for Year 10 students from local schools in northern Queensland to learn about international relations and Australia’s roles in international diplomacy.
Ten schools from throughout northern Queensland are participating this year and the students will be tackling the topic “Eliminating Child Labour”.
Each team of students will represent a particular country and will present that nation’s views and perspectives on child labour, with a focus on further international action to combat the issue.
Prizes will be awarded to the best team on the day, as well as to the student judged the best individual speaker.
Day of Diplomacy
Date: 23 August 2013
Location: Endeavour Room, Uni Hall, James Cook University Townsville campus
Note for media re photo opportunities: Breaks will be held at morning tea – 10.45am–10.55am, lunch –12.00pm–1pm and afternoon tea – 1.40pm– 1.50pm
Media inquiries: Caroline Kaurila, JCU Media Liaison, tel: (07) 4781 4586 or 0437 028 175