To be selected to go to New York Arthur, and his fellow Ambassador, Zuzana Brhlova, underwent a vigorous application process. To then be considered for the opportunity to present directly to the UNHLPF, Arthur had to submit a 5 minute speech outlining the projects our School has undertaken this year linked to the Goals for Sustainable Development and outlining the challenges, as he sees them, of advancing them in the future. Arthur also spoke eloquently of the factors which motivate him to want to be "a voice of his generation" such as his time in Tanzania earlier this year on the Global Campus Expedition.
To be one of only 8 students from around the world to have been selected to speak is an incredible achievement and honour. As Arthur himself says "I can't believe everything that is happening. I've dreamed about it, and now I have the opportunity to do it! It's the chance to speak to people that I admire and look up to; and I love public speaking. It's talking to people that have actual influence about things that matter - the Global Goals, the environment, sustainability, creating a fairer world - and that my generation is going to have to deal with. I'm only 17 and I have this chance. It's a huge honour and responsibility and can't wait to get to New York and begin work!"