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AU Students Represent UAE at Youth Assembly in United Nations

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017

Two very talented students of Ajman University attended the Youth Assembly organized by United Nations at their headquarters in New York, USA. At the invitation of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer) Rand Basheer Shehadeh and Malak Damdoum from the College of Engineering participated in the Youth Assembly along with 700 other male and female members from around the world.

The three daylong event was a comprehensive platform comprising of workshops, lectures, meetings, field trips, debates and discussions all related to the 17 sustainable goals of the United Nations for the year 2030. The most prominent goals amongst them were the eradication of poverty, quality education, climate change and gender equality.

Young men and women from countries around the world share and discuss ideas and solutions pertinent to the goals and other areas of concern. This engages the youth to be part of the strategic map being laid out to attain the 17 sustainable development goals of the UN in 2030.

The beaming students proudly confirmed that they were the only ones representing United Arab Emirates and Ajman University at this prestigious platform. This boosted their resolve at ensuring the flag they carried forth was well recognized. This has also strengthened their determination at working towards the sustainable development goals undertaken by them.

Their journey was even more memorable for AU because they were accompanied by Ms. Tazeen Sharif, AU Alumni, faculty member from College of Engineering and IEEE women Chair for UAE.

Ajman University of proud of the students achievement and encourages them to excel in their future undertaking.