St. John’s students attend U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon address

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R) holds a joint news conference with UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not pictured) in Montreux January 22, 2014.  Syria's government and its enemies come face to face on Wednesday for the first time as world powers try to set aside their own differences and push for an end to three years of civil war that is unsettling the entire Middle East.     REUTERS/Gary Cameron  (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS)

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will address young people at an event in Brussels today on the role of youth in the post-2015 agenda. Sixteen St. John’s International School Grade 9 Social Studies students will have the privilege to attend the event.

The event, organised by the European Commission and the United Nations, is called: “Our World, our Dignity, our Future. The post-2015 agenda and the role of youth” and will be hosted at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR) from 16:00 to 18:00. It will be livestreamed to audiences across the world (

Mr Ban’s visit is set within the European Year for Development, which showcases Europe’s commitment to poverty eradication. The event will feature an interactive debate between the Secretary-General and Youth Ambassadors, and will be broadcast in selected schools across the European Union. During the event, a group of young people will get the chance to get involved by asking Mr Ban their most pressing questions on development, the post-2015 agenda and other issues that are priorities for young people.