Page Image Image CaptionICAO Secretary General’s, Dr. Fang Liu, with Ms. Ginny Tan, Secretary General of the McGill University Model United Nations chapter (McMUN). Page ContentOn International Civil Aviation Day (7 December), ICAO welcomed students, faculty and staff from three prominent local educational institutions to formalize the UN agency’s support for their future Model United Nations events. Dr. Fang Liu, ICAO Secretary General, signed agreements with Prof. Hugo Cyr, Dean of UQÀM’s Faculty of Political Science and Law which hosts an annual Model ICAO Council event, Mr. Patrick Baral, Secretary General of SSUNS for secondary students, and Ms. Ginny Tan, Secretary General of the McGill University Model United Nations chapter (McMUN). “The United Nations is widely recognized as humanity’s most effective framework to solve global issues,” Dr. Liu stressed. “ICAO does its part in the UN by setting international standards and ensuring that the world’s air transport network is safe, efficient and secure, and by helping the world’s governments to appreciate the role of aviation connectivity in successful and sustainable socio-economic development.” “Model United Nations events help to recreate the spirit of diplomacy that originally defined the United Nations,” she added, “and I am sure your programmes are committed to substantive excellence, innovation, and providing a rich and challenging learning experience for your delegates. The new ICAO agreements cover various forms of logistical and other support which the Organization will now provide to the three schools, while recognizing that ICAO and Model UN chapters share the common objective of raising awareness on multilateral goals and governance.