Media Release

22/08/2013
Teens test diplomatic skills
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 JCU in Townsville.

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.

Details:

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