Sister Pearl Mathabe is a passionate Nurse Practitioner who works for a non-profit organisation called TB/HIV Care which puts integrated care at the heart of responding to TB, HIV and other major diseases. TB/HIV Care works to prevent, find and treat TB and HIV in South Africa as well as targeting their interventions to meet the needs of the populations at risk. This is something Sister Pearl Mathabe holds closest to her heart and hopes to do more to cater to the sustainable development objectives of SA. For this reason, she applied for and was accepted to be one of the atendees of the Asia World Model United Nations III.
Asia World Model United Nations (AWMUN) is a Model United Nations carrying different themes on each event. Asia World Model United Nations (AWMUN) aims to facilitate young leaders (age 17-25 years old) from different places to broaden their networks and to provide a platform where they may share their perspectives, particularly on World’s issues and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will be discussed in each council or committee.
AWMUN I was held in Seoul, South Korea on August 11th-15th, 2018. With the theme of “Defying Commonality: Unfolding Extraordinary Potentials”, first AWMUN was attended by 264 Delegates from 30 countries. The Secretariat held six committee sessions for ten councils consisting of IMF, UNCSW, UNODC, UNEP, Press Corps, EAS, UNHRC, SPECPOL, UNSC, and Legal Committee.
The AWMUN II took place in Bangkok, Thailand on January 30th-February 2nd, 2019. Raising the theme of “The World’s Dilemma: Enhancing World Action on Climate Change”, AWMUN II was attended by 1,326 Delegates from 56 countries. AWMUN II held five committee sessions for eight councils consisting of UNESCO, IMF, WHO, IOM, UNHCR, WTO and ILO.
AWMUN III will be held in Bali Island, Indonesia on November 13th-16th, 2019. Carrying the theme of “The Implementations of World’s Agenda 2030”, AWMUN III presents 21 councils with four committee sessions. 2.000 delegates are targeted to exchange ideas and discuss the World Agenda in 2030 at the Indonesian tourism island, Bali.
This is the right platform for someone like Sister Pearl Mathabe to meet international experts and like-minded people to share ideas that can help South Africa realize its sustainable development goals in the health system through addressing the Sustainable Development Goal 3 (good health and well-being). Sister Pearl Mathabe needs assistance in raising funds for accommodation, return flights as well Visa arrangements.