The flag of the United Nations is raised at Erie City Hall. The move comes ahead of more than 450 students taking part in the 66th session of the Gannon University Model United Nations this week.
Participants say the program promotes intercultural communication and better understanding of current affairs and past events.
Secretary General of Model UN, Muhammad Al-Sahlani, tells us, “So, what they’ll be debating is viewpoints that won’t even be theirs; it’ll be in the shoes of another country. So, it’s nice because they get to understand the viewpoints of other people.”
The event will host students from at least 18 schools from across the tri-state area tomorrow and Saturday.