UNICEF Luxembourg and the International School of Luxembourg (ISL) had the pleasure to welcome UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan to the Global Issues Network Conference as one of the keynote speakers.

The conference, organised, led and compered by 16 ISL students on 28, 29, and 30 March and held at the Chambre de Commerce du Luxembourg is of growing importance with the youth of the world becoming more active in economic, environment and political aspects.

Its purpose is to empower young people to collaborate locally, regionally, and globally in order to create sustainable solutions for global issues.

Almellehan, 20, is one of UNICEF's youngest Goodwill ambassadors, she spoke about her personal experience as a Syrian refugee and education activist and her commitment as a youth advocate to make education a reality for all refugee children;

“Even as a child, I knew that education was the key to my future, so when I fled Syria, the only belongings I took with me were my school books. It really was education above anything else”, Almellehan explained.

The event brings 250 students together from 30 schools and 15 countries and this year focuses on our World’s most vulnerable People, Places and Resources.

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

More info here.