UIMF Greets the Kyrgyz Envoy to the United Nations
UVU Students, members of Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF), a coalition of students clubs, hosted Permanent Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Nations, Ambassador Talaibek Kydyrov during his visit to Utah Valley University on March 22, 2013. UVU Students informed H.E. Ambassador Kydyrov about student involvement in the advocacy of sustainable mountain development (SMD) agenda.
UIMF members presenting to the Kyrgyz guest a plaque with thanks for
contribution by the Kyrgyz republic to the SMD-agenda.
VIP guest from the Kyrgyz Republic was glad to know that Utah Valley University and its students have been involved in the advocacy of the SMD-agenda since 2006, when UVU joined Mountain Partnership, a coalition of global institutions interested in working together on the mountain cause. During the conversation different aspects of cooperation were discussed, specifically educational exchanges between UVU and Universities in Kyrgystan. Ambassador Talaibek Kydyrov expressed interest to have interns at his mission in New York with a focus on research of SDM-experiences both in Utah and Kyrgyzstan with comparative analyses and recommendations. UIMF members presented to the Kyrgyz guest a plaque with thanks for contribution by the Kyrgyz republic to the SMD-agenda.
Ambassador Talaibek Kydyrov with the student body President Chad Workman