BOC HK | UNESCO HK
2023 香港-大湾区 中学
模拟联合国教科文组织大会(MUNESCO)
世界遗产

Conference Booklet

Mr Arjen VAN DEN BERG
Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hong Kong

Mr. Luis Fernando Orozco Barrera
Consulate General of Colombia in Hong Kong

On November 25, 2023, the UNESCO Hong Kong Association and the Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development held the “2023 Hong Kong – Greater Bay Area (GBA) Secondary School Model UNESCO Conference on World Heritage”. 162 secondary school students from 30 schools in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area passed the preliminary and participated in the conference. Student delegations represented 54 different countries, each proposed innovative solutions to protect World Heritage, and formed consensus to establish” Youth Declaration on Protecting World Heritage”(the Declaration) through insightful discussion and negotiation. 

The conference empowered youth to actively explore international affairs, broaden their international horizons, and promoted the exchange and respect of culture between students from Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, cultivating sustainable future talents with Hong Kong roots, national pride, and a global perspective. 

Photo of Guests: Prof. Karen Cheung (centre), Mr. Chiang Chi ho, Ivanhoe (3rd from left), Prof. Lau Chi-pang, BBS, JP, member of the Legislative Council, President of the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers (4th from left), Mr. Manuel Innocencio de Lacerda Santos Junior (2nd from left), Mr. Luis Fernando Orozco Barrera (1st from left), Mr Mostafa Shabani Pour (2nd from right), Ms. Yip Lai Lai (3rd from right), Mr. Anthony Cheung(1st from right), Dr LI Wai Chin, Associate Professor; Associate Dean (Quality Assurance and Enhancement) of FLASS The Education University of Hong Kong (4th from right)

Playing and Singing the Chinese National Anthem

Prof. Karen Cheung, President of UNESCO Hong Kong Association, Mr. Chiang Chi ho, Ivanhoe, Commissioner for Cultural Heritage Conservation of the Development Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Manuel Innocencio de Lacerda Santos Junior, Consul General of Brazil in Hong Kong , Mr. Luis Fernando Orozco Barrera, Consul General of Colombia in Hong Kong,  Mr Mostafa Shabani Pour Consul of  the Consulate General of Iran in Hong Kong, Ms. Yip Lai Lai, Deputy General Manager of the Corporate Social Responsibility Office of the Bank of China (Hong Kong), and Mr. Anthony Cheung, director of the Sprinkles (HK) Charity Foundation Limited and the Supervisory Board member of the World Benchmarking Alliance, were invited as the officiating guests of the conference. 

The conference was sponsored by the Bank of China (Hong Kong), co-organized by the Sprinkles (HK) Charity Foundation Limited, and supported by the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Development Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government of the People’s Republic of China, College of Professional and Continuing Education, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Hong Kong University of Education, the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers, and Sustainable Development Solutions Network (Hong Kong), and other educational institutions in Hong Kong. Consulate Generals in Hong Kong including Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Portugal, also supported the conference and offered messages of congratulations.

Group photo of Supporting Consulates: Prof. Karen Cheung (centre), Mr. Manuel Innocencio de Lacerda Santos Junior (2nd from right), Mr. Luis Fernando Orozco Barrera (3rd from left), Mr Sherief Malaty, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of Egypt in Hong Kong (1st from right), Mr Mostafa Shabani Pour (2nd from left), Ms. Leah Mejia, Attaché, Political and Economic Section of the Consulate General of Philippines in Hong Kong (3 rd from right)

Students actively participating in the conference (Group C)

Students actively participating in the conference (Group B)

The welcoming remark was delivered by Prof. Karen Cheung. She expressed that the conference enhanced students’ ability to engage in meaningful and collaborative discussion international issues through immersive research-based learning. From independent research and preparation, in-depth experience, team-based strategy presentation, to discussions and negotiation, and ultimately drawing insights on the strategies of different countries to protect world heritage to establishing the declaration, the process transformed knowledge to cognitive understanding and tangible actions, effectively cultivating students’ interdisciplinary skills such as negotiation, critical thinking, and system thinking.

Welcoming Remark by Prof. Karen Cheung

Mr. Chiang Chi ho, Ivanhoe appraised the importance of the conference in raising youth’s awareness and encouraging them to actively think and participate in the protection of cultural and natural heritage. He pointed out that protecting World Heritage and ensuring its sustainable development requires international partnership, cross-sector collaboration, stakeholders, and public engagement. During this conference, the students were able to appreciate, respect, learn and evaluate on the strategies of protecting world heritage in different countries. This experiential learning experience will help young people to participate in the protection of precious cultures and monuments in Hong Kong and around the world.

Officiating Remark by Mr. Chiang Chi ho, Ivanhoe

With participants from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, this conference was unique and significant as it connected “local, national and international”. During the conference, negotiation and the integration of ideas helped the students to understand and appreciate each other’s perspective, encouraging them to work together to contribute their youth power to international issues. Professional adjudicators including Mrs Rosa S.F. Lok, the Former Assistant Director of Housing (Housing Subsidies) of The Hong Kong Housing Authority, Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists, Dr Lau Leung Kwok Prudence, Assistant Professor and the Associate Head of Department of the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts of The Education University of Hong Kong, and Dr WONG Tai Choi Richard, Lecturer at the Department of Science and Environmental Studies of The Education University of Hong Kong gave insightful suggestions to the final “declaration”.

Final – Youth Declaration on Protecting World Heritage

In the ‘Declaration,’ students advocated that youth should act as ‘heritage ambassadors who safeguard our ancient treasures.’ At a personal level, individuals can raise awareness of World Heritage protection through social media. At the school level, research-based World Heritage projects could be integrated into courses and curriculums on sustainable development. On a societal level, youths could become ‘Green Citizens Youth Ambassadors,’ participating in local and international voluntary work for heritage protection and taking part in cultural exchange tours. Students from all delegations call for global cooperation to address challenges faced by World Heritage sites, including climate change, biodiversity loss, and destructive urban development, and to inherit these priceless treasures shared by humankind.

UNESCO Hong Kong Association will further amplify the influence of this conference by promoting the “Declaration” to local, national, and international platforms, to spread voices of youth from Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. 

Presentation of UNESCO Hong Kong Association 2023/24 Member School Certificate: Ms. Lui Yee Man Karen, principal of C.C.C. Mong Man Wai College (3rd from left), Ms. Chan Yuen Ling Gloria, principal of the Concordia Lutheran School (4th from right), Dr Patrick Hak Chung Lam, principal of the ELCHK Lutheran Academy (5th from right), Ms. Sze Yin Hung, Co-Principal of the Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong – Secondary (4th from left), Ms. Hui Tuen Yung, principal of the True Light Middle School of Hong Kong (2nd from left) and representatives from schools

The award Grand Best Delegation presented by Prof. Karen Cheung and Mr. Chiang Chi ho, Ivanhoe

Awardees:

  • Grand Best Delegation:
    • St Paul’s College: Lam Tai Yin、Wong Kin On Christopher、Cheng Paak Hei(the delegation of Germany)
  • Outstanding Delegation:
    • Chinese International School: Moses Lai、Juby Xie、Theo Zhu(the delegation of India)
    • Chinese International School: Bridget Tang 、Andrea Wu 、Sander Day(the delegation of China)
  • Special Recognition:
    • ISF Academy: Valerie Shek Sze Ai、Adrian Preston Wong、Adelyne Sylvania Chiang Liu(the delegation of Argentina)
    • Queen’s College: I-Gede-Surya-Bhattarai、Roy Utkarsh 、Fang Yin Qi(the delegation of Finland);
    • ELCHK Lutheran Academy: Ibrahim Malik、Muhammad Safiullah、Tahir Malik(the delegation of Belgium)
  • Best Strategy:
    • St Paul’s Co-educational College: Wong Tin Yat, Tyril、Chan Ka Yau, Kacey、Chan Lai Man, Lyman(the delegation of France);
    • ELCHK Lutheran Academy: Ching Cheung、Jophy Lew、Christy Fan(the delegation of Cuba);
    • Kowloon True Light School: Lee Tin Yu、Leung Jodie Sin Yu、Chen Chit(the delegation of Greece)
  • Best Delegate:
    • Chinese International School: Sander Day
    • Chinese International School: Moses Lai
    • ELCHK Lutheran Academy: Ibrahim Malik
  • Outstanding Delegate:
    • Chinese International School: Andrea Wu
    • Queen’s College: Fang Yin Qi
    • Pui Ching Middle School: Lee Suet Tsun
  • 最佳讲者
    • ISF Academy: Adrian Preston Wong
    • ELCHK Lutheran Academy: Jophy Lew
    • St Paul’s College: Lam Tai Yin

In response to global and local climate action, the conference also achieved the level of “excellence” in the “UNSDGs Towards Net Zero Event Recognition Award”. By calculating the energy consumption of on-site equipment, carbon emissions from the transportation of attendees, and purchasing the “Voluntary Cancellation Certificate” issued by the UNFCCC to offset the same amount of carbon dioxide emission of the event, the conference achieved net zero carbon emission. The conference also encouraged the student participants to take low-carbon measures during the event, such as “Bring Your Own Bottle”, use public transport and waste sorting facilities to enhance its educational impact.

Participating Schools (including preliminary and bootcamp):

  • C.C.C. Mong Man Wai College
  • Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) College
  • Chinese International School
  • CMA Choi Cheung Kok Secondary School
  • Concordia Lutheran School
  • Diocesan Girls’ School
  • ELCHK Lutheran Academy
  • HKSYCIA Wong Tai Shan Memorial College
  • HKUGA College
  • Hong Kong Baptist University Affiliated School Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary College
  • ISF Academy
  • Island School
  • Kowloon True Light School
  • Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School
  • Kwun Tong Maryknoll College
  • Macau Santa Rosa de Lima English Secondary School
  • Munsang College
  • Nanhai Foreign Language School
  • Nanwu High School
  • POCA Wong Siu Ching Secondary School
  • Pooi To Middle School
  • Pui Ching Middle School
  • QESOSA Tong Kwok Wah Secondary School
  • Queen’s College
  • SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School
  • St Paul’s College
  • St Paul’s Co-educational College
  • St Stephen’s Girls’ College
  • Tak Nga Secondary School
  • Toi Shan Association College
  • True Light Middle School of Hong Kong
  • Yew Chung International School – Secondary

Acknowledgement:

  • Title Sponsor: Bank of China (Hong Kong)
  • Co- Organiser: Sprinkles (HK) Charity Foundation Limited
  • Supporting Organisations:
    • Education Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government of the People’s Republic of China
    • Development Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government of the People’s Republic of China
    • College of Professional and Continuing Education, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • The Education University of Hong Kong
    • The Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers
    • Sustainable Development Solutions Network (Hong Kong)
    • The Lutheran Church Hong Kong Synod
    • New Territories School Head Association
    • The Association of English Medium Secondary Schools
  • Supporting Consulates:
    • Consulate General of Brazil in Hong Kong
    • Consulate General of Colombia in Hong Kong
    • Consulate General of Egypt in Hong Kong
    • Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau
    • Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Hong Kong
    • Consulate General of Indonesia in Hong Kong
    • Consulate General of Iran in Hong Kong
    • Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong
    • Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hong Kong
    • Consulate General of Pakistan in Hong Kong
    • Consulate General of the Philippines in Hong Kong
    • Consulate General of Portugal in Macau and Hong Kong

Youth Declaration on Protecting World Heritage

什么是模拟联合国教科文组织大会?

「模拟联合国教科文组织」会议是一项以体验式教育为主旨的活动,参与者在其中扮演联合国教科文组织会员国代表的角色,模拟在组织内举行的大会。

参加模拟的学生将深入了解国际议题,重点关注「联合国可持续发展目标 (UNSDGs)」,以及如何与他人沟通、协商,以实现更可持续的未来。活动目的是通过体验式学习,自主研究,现场演讲、辩论等形式,以培养学生跨学科技能,包括协商技能,系统思维,慎思明辨能力,临场应变能力,综合解决问题能力和战略规划能力,建立学生对可持续发展目标的深入了解与运用。活动期间,参与学生需要通过沟通、协商、讨论和辩论来寻求解决各种国际挑战的方案:例如人权问题、经济发展、环境保护、以及战争与和平等。

2023 香港-大湾区 中学模拟联合国教科文组织大会(MUNESCO)- 世界遗产

在中国银行(香港)的赞助、协办机构致雨慈善基金、各支持机构和领事馆的支持下,第一届和第二届香港模拟联合国教科文组织大会取得了出色的成果。

本届 2023 香港-大湾区 中学模拟联合国教科文组织大会将以“世界遗产”为主题,欢迎来自香港和大湾区的学生踊跃参与。

本屆大会的选题响应由 联合国教科文组织(UNESCO) 主办的第二届国际模拟联合国教科文组织大会的主题。

联合国教科文组织和世界遗产

1972 年,联合国教科文组织制定了《保护世界文化和自然遗产公约》,承认某些具有 突出普遍价值 的地方是人类共同遗产的一部分。 

联合国教科文组织的主要任务是: 

  • 鼓励各国加入公约; 
  • 支持缔约国开展旨在提高公众意识的活动; 
  • 并促进国际合作。 

令世界遗产的理念与众不同的是他的全球适用性,全球合作才能使其保护更加有效。

世界遗产地是人类的珍贵财富,有的保存着重要的历史和文化价值,有的有助于保护自然环境和生物多样性,有的象征着和平与文化多样性。 

截至2023年6月,全球共有1157处文化和自然遗产地,其中中国占据56处。埃及的金字塔、澳大利亚的大堡礁、厄瓜多尔的加拉帕戈斯群岛、印度的泰姬陵、美国的大峡谷或希腊的雅典卫城等多样而独特的地方都是列入世界遗产名录的例子。 

大会目标: 

  • 提高青年对保护世界遗产的重视
  • 赋予青年提出创新项目和解决方案的能力,为世界贡献他们的青年智慧
  • 通过讨论和辩论提升青年领导力;
  • 培养学生可持续发展的8项关键技能
  • 提供机会令青年能够发挥潜力,提高他们的全球公民参与度并培养领导能力和团队技能;
  • 培养年轻一代慎思明辨和表达观点的能力。

大会详情

参会资格: 香港及大湾区的中学生

每队人数: 3 students / team (the students need to be from the same school)

大会报名费用:: 免费

大会语言: 英文

大会形式: 线下

大会地点: 香港

赛前培训地点 香港(提供同步线上直播课)

Bootcamp Registration Fee:
Standard – HKD 1200 / Student
Zoom live lessons – HKD 600 / Student
Member School Students – HKD 960 / Student (please refer to https://unesco.hk/web/unesco-hk-esd-member-schools-network/ )

活动 Date
报名
2023 Jun 28 - Oct 04
赛前培训(选修)
2023年10月7日 - 10月8日
提交初选资料
2023年10月9日 - 10月15日
宣布初选结果
2023年10月23日
Motion and Delegation Announcement
2023年10月25日
汇报资料提交截止
2023年11月22日
Conference Day
2023年11月25日
获奖者大湾区之旅
2023年12月28日(暂定)

*The organiser reserve the right to make siutable adjustment to conference date depending on the situation of the pandemic

Bootcamp Arrangement

Conference Arrangement

初选: 

  • 每队提交3分钟视频,视频内容包括:
    • 30 秒 自我介绍
    • 1 分钟 参加大会的动机及对本次活动的期望
    • 1 分钟 30秒 选择一处 未列入世界遗产名录 的文化古迹建筑/自然景区为其进行提名,包括按照联合国教科文组织的标准,它为何能够列入世界遗产名录;保育该遗产地的益处保育该遗产地可能会遇到的挑战及解决方案。
  • 每队需对以下问题进行回答(每题不多于200字(英文))
    • 《保护世界文化和自然遗产公约》对保护世界遗产为何重要?
    • 如何促进全球携手合作进行世界遗产保育?

大会议程: 

议程一:代表国策略汇报演讲

  • 各代表团需要介绍其代表的国家在保护世界遗产方面正面临的挑战,正在实施的保护世界遗产的策略,并提出适合未来实施的创新战略和提案。
  • 4分钟汇报(配合Powerpoint幻灯片)及3分钟问答环节。

议程二:一般性辩论及讨论

  • 每个队伍将发起一项讨论问题,该问题可以针对其他代表队提出的提案,指出实施中可能面临的挑战,也可同时加强自己的提案。
  • 本环节鼓励学生进行辩论、交流,并提升临场应变能力。

议程三:案例研讨

  • 案例研讨环节是模拟联合国教科文组织大会的特色环节之一。
  • 参会者将与其他各国代表讨论一项与「保护世界遗产」主题相关的本地案例。
  • 参会者需要与其他学生协商,针对案例提出一个综合解决方案。

议程四:投票

  • 各代表团参考奖项评分标准进行投票

议程五:「保护世界遗产青年宣言」 

  • 议程四投票部分最高票数的3队分别进行3分钟即场演讲 及 3分钟问答 
  • 演讲主题是针对大会总议题结合各个国家的策略,发布「保护世界遗产青年宣言」。
  • 由专家评审评选最终结果

议程六:颁奖典礼

奖项及奖品

Team Awards:

AwardNumber of awardsPrize
最佳代表团1 teamiPAD x 3
优秀代表团2 teams2500 HKD
特别嘉许代表团3 teams1500 HKD
Best Strategy3 teams1500 HKD

 

Individual Awards:

AwardNumber of awardsPrize
最佳代表3 students1000 HKD
优秀代表3 students500 HKD
最佳讲者3 students500 HKD

历届回顾

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