Mr. Queipo’s speech at the conference was amazing. He is such a positive, kind, and encouraging person, and his speech was nothing short of it.  Mr. Queipo works as a Director of the Department of Public Information for the United Nations.  To begin, he went into a few details of the UN.We learned that there are six main organs of the UN including the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the International Court of Justice, and the UN Secretariat.  Then, Mr. Queipo discussed the many biases within our broadcasting systems and news casters.  He gave the classic example of CNN being more liberal and Fox News being more conservative.  He made it clear that the top priority of most news castings is profit. He challenged us to rethink our sources.  Next, Mr. Queipo discussed the importance of finding the facts and truth in news, which is one of the many goals of the UN.  The most encouraging piece of his talk was emphasis on our generation’s leadership.  He believes we are vital to our world’s growth and that our opinions should be heard because we are smart and need change.  We are the face of change.


Gwin S.