On February 26th, the U.S. Embassy participated in the inauguration of Global Classrooms in the Assembly of Madrid. Global Classrooms is a Model United Nations program that the Embassy helped launch in Madrid fourteen years ago, and it currently has over 1300 participants from 128 schools. Every year, the Embassy sponsors ten of the finalists to travel to UN headquarters in New York City. This year, the program focused on sustainable development and women in STEM and ICT.
Christy Agor, Counselor for Economic Affairs, spoke about these key subjects at the inauguration. Remarks were also delivered by alumni of Global Classrooms and representatives from other key partners, such as the Madrid Department of Education, the British Council, and the Fulbright Commission. Enrique Ossorio Crespo, the Councilor of Education and Youth in the Community of Madrid, performed the official inauguration of the conference.