2007.06.20 > For Immediate Release
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UNO Student Attends Conference on Global Warming at United Nations
Omaha - Sarvinoz Shamsutdinova, a student from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), attended the "Global Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change," organized by the Alliance Towards Harnessing Global Opportunities (ATHGO) International, held June 6-8 at the United Nations in New York. Shamsutdinova was one of more than 300 students and young professionals from around the world who took part.
“This is a great honor for Sarvinoz and UNO,” said Tom Gouttierre, dean of International Studies and Programs at UNO and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. “The issue of global warming will continue to grow in importance for all of us."
ATHGO International is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization whose mission consists of “cultivating an interest in diplomacy” among youth by hosting various events at the headquarters of international organizations where young professionals can be a part of the decision-making process by interacting with diplomats and foreign policy specialists. Shamsutdinova, an international studies major, earned a full scholarship to the forum from Sigma Iota Rho, the honor society for International Studies.
While at the United Nations, attendees heard Al Gore’s Climate Project presentation, went to a variety of speaker series and panel discussions, and drafted group policy proposals. On the final day, participants drafted a resolution that was submitted to several U.N. offices and all the U.N. Permanent Missions.
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