UIMF Will Discuss Mountain Targets and SDGs with PR of Kenya to the UN, Ambassador Macharia Kamau

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UIMF Will Discuss Mountain Targets and SDGs with PR of Kenya to the UN, Ambassador Macharia Kamau

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Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations, Ambassador Macharia Kamau will speak before UVU students and faculty on the topic “United Nations Post 2030 Development Agenda” on February 9, 2017 at 11:30am.  The Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF), a coalition of student clubs at Utah Valley University (UVU) has the special privilege of hosting and discussing the contribution of UVU students to the post 2030 development agenda with Ambassador Macharia Kamau during separate meeting before the main presentation. The Ambassador Macharia Kamau played a key role in adopting the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda (SDGs) as a co-chair of the UN Open Working Group on SDGs and currently he contributes to the UN efforts with the implementation of the UN post 2030 development agenda.

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This is not the first encounter the UIMF has had with the Ambassador Macharia Kamau. UVU student Jesler Molina was given the opportunity to speak during the session of the UN Open Working Group on SDGs on December 11th 2013.

   sdg2UVU student Jesler Molina speaks during the session of the UN Open Working Group on SDGs on December 11th 2013;

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(L to R): Co-Chairs of the UN Open Working Group on SDGs: PR of Hungary to the UN Ambassador Csaba Kőrösi and PR of Kenya to the UN Ambassador Macharia Kamau.

UIMF members now have another chance to talk to Ambassador Macharia Kamau and report how they were able to contribute to the adoption of mountain targets among SDGs. They will also inform the VIP guest about the 4th international Women of the Mountains conference hosted in October 2015 as a grass roots forum to promote gender and the Sustainable Mountain Development (SMD) agenda of the United Nations in North America.

 

Christian Jensen V, President UIMF