Representatives of the Utah International Mountain Forum have the privilege of attending the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) of the United Nation in New York in March, during spring break. Five student representatives of UIMF will have the opportunity to raise awareness and promote the work students have done in the past. This year marks ten years since the first Women of the Mountains Conference was hosted at Utah Valley University. The UIMF has made major contributions to transform these conferences into major grass-roots forums in North America on promotion of sustainable mountain development and gender agendas of the United Nations and the UVU student clubs coalition looks forward to sharing those experiences at the United Nations.
Students plan both to share their contributions to the promotion of the mountain targets among UN SDGs and SDG#5 on gender in particular, and to learn how deepen their understanding and knowledge of the CSW and how the UIMF’s contributions fit into the UNWomen Agenda. The visit will be a follow up to the 2016 60th CSW, where President UIMF Tony Medina attended and led the UVU delegation.
The UIMF visit was made possible by the ELLA Grant and GEL Grant provided by UVU
Christian Jensen, President, UIMF