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    MOSCOW, April 5 (RIA Novosti) - To solve problems on the international scale, we should pool efforts, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said on Monday opening the Moscow International Model UN 2004 conference. It is pleasant to see young people who what to know how international organizations work, he said in his opening address.

    We should think not only of the present but also of the future. As citizens of your country, we should work together to improve this world, said the UN secretary general. I am sure that when you grow older, most of you will do responsible jobs in this world.

    The 15th Moscow International Model UN is a role game for high school and university students of Russia, CIS and other countries. Its participants are given a chance to discuss vital issues of international and domestic life in the context of the UN forums. They can discuss them with prominent Russian and foreign politicians and scientists.

    The Model conference imitates the work of the UN General Assembly, Security Council, the economic and social council, the world court, and the human rights commission. Proof of the growing interest for the conference is the growing number of its participants: 735 from 100 higher schools this year. It is the first time that the Moscow International Model UN is attended by the UN Secretary General.

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