The annual International School Brunei (ISB) Borneo Global Issues Conference (BGIC) will begin tomorrow with 300 secondary school students participating in a model United Nations (UN) style conference to discuss reducing equalities in the world.
Students from 22 government and private schools will debate on UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10 – Reduced Inequalities as the theme of the 17th ISB BGIC. The conference will conclude on March 8.
UN SDG 10 calls for reducing inequalities based on age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status within a country. ISB BGIC will be hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and ISB.
ISB BGIC will see participants represent countries to address various views on current, real world issues. The initiative develops students’ understanding of global citizenship and critical skills in research, public speaking and negotiation.
The participants had been attending training sessions led by student leaders in recent months.
This year, the keynote speakers are the Interim Director of the Prisons Department Haji Muhammad ‘Isamuddin bin Abdullah Juna, and Board member of An-Nur Harapan, Noorsurainah Tengah.
The event is sponsored by Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd, Brunei LNG, Progresif, and Brunei Cement, with support from TLT Enterprise, Interhouse, D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd and Brunei Press Sdn Bhd.