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2008-10-22 | News
Global Innovation Forum for Education and Development

On 21-23 October 2008 H.E. Cheick Sidi Diarra, UN Under Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States visited Armenia to address the Global Innovation Forum for Education and Development, jointly organized by the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development, UN e-Leaders Committee, Athgo International and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia.

The Global Innovation Forum for Education and Development provides a platform for several hundred young people across the globe to advance their causes toward achieving the MDGs through ICT. The program is set to encourage young people to get engaged in, and develop and propose new ICT initiatives that innovatively advance local communities in various emerging regions.

The forum concentrated on the basic tools that facilitate the creation of innovative solutions, particularly, systematic and quality educational opportunities, and ways to improve their quality through ICT, specifically focusing on building ICT skills among young people.

As part of the visit, H.E. Cheick Sidi Diarra, UN Under Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States was received by President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, Speaker of the Parliament Hovik Abrahamyan, Minister of Economy Nerses Yeritsyan and Deputy Foreign Minister Gegham Gharibjanian.

The results of the forum and prospects of future cooperation with the Armenian authorities were shared with the media at a joint press conference together with the Minister of Economy Nerses Yeritsyan.

The UN Under Secretary-General also met with the UN Country Team in Armenia where he was presented with the UN activities in the country, and the process of formulation of 2010-2014 UNDAF process in cooperation with the Government of Armenia.

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