EKLAVYA Wangoo hopes to change the world, one resolution at a time.
The Wentworthville resident will negotiate about world problems including Colombian drug cartels during a three-day UN Youth Conference that begins on March 15.
"We have separate councils for the first two days. On the last day we have a general assembly which involves all the delegates, and we negotiate a final resolution to a specific problem," he said.
"I hope to co-operate with other delegates from nations such as Brazil, Venezuela and the United States of America to . . . declare war against drugs," Eklavya said.
"These drug cartels still have major influence within the political system, so we have to make amendments to clauses within the UN that make these drug rings less prominent and help Colombia out of poverty and hunger."
Eklavya, a year 10 student at James Ruse Agricultural High School, is one of 200 delegates who will simulate a UN gathering.
Eklavya said the conference would allow him to understand how the UN actually operates.
Delegates already email each other and some back-room dealing is expected.
"I hope to learn these skills so that in the future whether it be on council or in other countries I can make a difference," he said.