77th session of the United Nations General Assembly: Virendra Rawat of Green Mentors of India to launch the IAGSN
New Delhi. Renowned Indian responsible education systems solutions provider, Green Mentors, will hold its first responsible education conference at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly during Climate Week NYC at the 6th NYC Green Schools Conference-2022 in the United States on September 24, 2022. Significantly, Green Mentors have special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). NYC aims to educate teachers around the world on the need for “responsibility to the student and the planet” by providing them with information and resources on the subject.
The Indo-American Green Schools Network (IAGSN) initiated by the Green Mentors will be launched with this meeting. The network will encourage its member universities to implement sustainable practices to combat climate change. The conference will take place at the State University of New York Maritime College in New York. It is the first and oldest maritime university in America. Prior to the start of this conference, the United States and India had held bilateral ministerial talks. During the meeting, the two countries agreed to work together to strengthen cooperation in the fields of education and skills development, support exchanges of students and scholars between the two countries and improve educational opportunities for their citizens. Virendra Rawat emphasizes that a “green university” is an institution that meets the resource needs of other institutions or future generations in a sustainable way.
Through the conference, Green Mentors will reach over 200 universities, 2,000 schools, 20,000 school leaders, 100,000 teachers and 10 million students from 40 participating countries. Michael Alfultis, (President, SUNY Maritime College, New York), Henry Stover (President and CEO, Association of Universities and Colleges Boards of Trustees-AGB, Washington DC), Paulo Vasconi Speroni (Innovation Coordinator in Youth Leadership, PRME-United Nations Global Compact, New York), Nick Pozek, Deputy Director of the Parker School of Foreign Comparative Law, Columbia University, New York, and Ryan McEnany, Director of Energy Resilience Pace University, New York, will participate as speakers with Rawat. Dilip Chauhan, (Deputy Commissioner, New York City Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, New York), will be the keynote speaker along with other prominent leaders in the field of sustainability and education. The conference will be held in four sessions, followed by the Green Awards.
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FIRST POST: September 23, 2022, 9:01 PM HST