LARSSMUN Conference Addresses Hate Crimes Among Youths


Ayodeji Ake

To curtail the menace of hate crimes among the youths, the Lagos Regional Secondary Schools Model United Nations (LARSSMUN) fourth conference recently held in Lagos, was an avenue to charge students to disallow intolerance, discrimination and hate crimes, regardless of their background and culture.

The Chairman Governing Council, LARSSMUN, Mr. Chika Nwaozuzu, in his remarks noted the event has been put together to hold a very vibrant, highly engaging and mentally stimulation of the United Nations to move ahead to tackle the growing menace of Intolerance, discrimination and hate crimes.

“Education for human rights, peace and tolerance is the central focus of our 2018 and 2019 programmes, and under this, we have chosen the theme for LARSSMUN 2018 as ‘Engaging the youths in the fight against intolerance, discrimination and hate crimes.

“Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world, our mode of worship, our forms of expression and our ways of being human,” he said.

Mr. Lanre Ijaola, who also attended the event gave kudos to the organisers of the event for a job well done.
“This program is an annual event, it’s a very educative program that trains upcoming world leaders to imbibe the spirit of leadership in them. It’s a program that we should support at every given time” he said.
The Head of Secretariat, LARSSMUN, Miss Damilola Solola, said the conference provides equal opportunity to all participants to express and rediscover themselves.

“Our generation is the future that lies ahead and we must do our best to make that future a bright one. The youths are not just victims of these acts, but they are also the perpetrators of these evil vices tearing the world apart.
“If they are taught to rise above intolerance, discrimination and hatred, our diversity will be more colourful and our resolve for more just, equitable and peaceful world will be more blossom,” she said.