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Speech by ITU Secretary-General, Dr Hamadoun I. Touré 

FerMUN 2014
   Closing Ceremony 

 Closing Remarks
    [By Video Conference]

10 January 2014, Geneva, Switzerland

Distinguished FerMUN ‘14 delegates,

I am so pleased to be able to join you for this closing ceremony by Skype from Mali – once again demonstrating ITU’s commitment to cutting down on emissions.

I would love to have joined you in person – last year’s FerMUN conference was simply fantastic; and this year’s has been even better!

I followed the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday on the webcast, and Doreen Bogdan has been giving me regular updates about the committees and the resolutions you have been preparing.

Climate change is an incredibly important issue – for the world and of course for the United Nations.

I am so impressed by your work – and by the message of support we have just heard from the UN Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi.

In recognition of your outstanding efforts I am going to take the work of this conference in person to the UN Climate Change Summit in September, and I will present it to Ban Ki-moon himself, as a vital input to the global summit.

I am so proud that this conference took place in our agency and I am so pleased that we have all been able to benefit from your youthful wisdom, expertise, enthusiasm and passion.

When I was speaking to some of you a few weeks ago about FerMUN ‘14 I asked you to go for it – and you went for it!

Thank so much!

Thank you.