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United Nations ‘International Mountain Day’ Celebrated at UVU

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December 7, 2010
For Immediate Release

For more information: Bek Abdrisaev (801) 863-8351
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Rusty Butler (801) 863-8994

The United Nations “International Mountain Day” will be celebrated on Dec. 11 in the Utah Valley University Library, room 120 from noon to 2 p.m. Speakers and performances will feature music, dance and fashion from alpine nations around the world. Faculty from UVU and Westminster College will discuss related global topics and issues.

In 2003 the U. N. General Assembly declared Dec. 11 as “International Mountain Day,” said Rusty Butler, UVU associate vice president of the Office of International Affairs & Diplomacy.

“This year’s celebration will celebrate ‘mountain minorities and indigenous people’,” he said.  “UVU has relations with mountain nations in Central Asia, Central America and in other regions of the world that are so-called ‘developing nations’ and we celebrate their successes.”

The event is free and open to the public. For further information about the event contact Bek Abdrisaev, a lecturer in UVU’s History & Political Science Department and former Kyrgyz ambassador to the United States at 801-863-8351.

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