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Speaker: small islands are biggest victims of climate change

At the close of the fifth annual conference of the Malta Model United Nations Society (MALTMUN), Parliamentary Speaker Angelo Farrugia said the biggest challenge now facing the world was climate change.

He said that the world was already too late to address this problem and that small countries and islands were the biggest victims despite being the fastest to adapt to and mitigate circumstances.

Dr Farrugia said that future leaders provided hope, often a result of a sense of altruism and optimism. He said that change begins from within communities and referred to the young Swedish girl Greta Thunberg who initiated a global movement of activism against climate change.

He went on to say that leaders must ensure that everyone benefits from economic development and that no one is left behind. The Speaker said that artificial intelligence must be well studied and must include ethical considerations.

The annual conference is a model of committees that exist within the United Nations. In this conference, several young people have the chance to improve their skills during debates on current topics going on in the world.

The US ambassador to Malta, as well as representatives of the US Embassy in Malta were also present.

The conference is just one of a number of activities forming part of a project supported by the Erasmus+ programme and the EUPA.
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