International student Anjana Adhikari was recently selected to be a Youth Delegate for Nepal at the 15th Annual International Human Rights Summit this summer. The event will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from July 5-7, hosted by the Youth for Human Rights International organization. Young representatives from over 50 countries will gather to discuss the global status of human rights, collaborate with international officials and advocate for their respective countries.
“I had always dreamt of being a part of the UN in my life, so this opportunity is like a dream come true,” commented Adhikari. “Being a student, I would be able to meet delegates from around the world and understand how the awareness of universal human rights is in other countries.”
Although she majors in chemistry, rising-junior Adhikari plans to incorporate advocacy work for her home country Nepal, and specifically its children, into her future career. This summit will allow her to not only educate herself further on the issue of human rights, but network with dedicated and diligent students from around the world.
“Personally, I might be presenting the status of human rights in Nepal and might focus on children as I have been working with children in Nepal for almost five years now,” remarked Adhikari. “Besides working in a chemistry-related field, I am for sure working with my children in Nepal, so this summit will prepare me more and help me make a better plan.”
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