That’s what I said when I first saw the application. “Where is Qatar?” Even better, “What is in Qatar?”. Those were my thoughts yesterday… until I got the email…
Congratulations! You have been appointed as delegates of ELSA International to the UNODC: Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), 13th Session, Doha, Qatar.
My heart stopped, and then began to race. Once again I would be a guest of the United Nations, only this time, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime was having me as a delegate. I would be representing the European Law Student’s Association as a delegate at this prestigious event, and get the opportunity to play a small part in a week of history.
That was yesterday. Today I learned there are 2.2 million people living in the country of Qatar, with 83% living in the capital city of Doha. I learned it is one of the most expensive middle eastern countries, which became highly evident as I began looking up flights.
So wish me luck, and keep checking back for more updates as I travel the world and realize my dream of being an International Humanitarian Lawyer. Below is a low-quality picture (sorry guys, we weren’t allowed to take pictures) of myself and two other European Law Student Association delegates at the United Nations Economic and Social Council: The Committee on the Rights of the Child: 67th Session, Geneva, Switzerland in September 2014.