NEW YORK CITY (TIP): Ambassador of India to the UN Syed Akbaruddin @ will visit the Hunter’s Point Community Middle School in the Long Island City section of Queens on Friday, June 17th to speak with a seventh grade NYC Junior Ambassadors classroom about his role in New York City and with the United Nations. The time of the visit will be 11am.
NYC Junior Ambassadors is a program of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs and is an exciting initiative focused on engaging 7th graders in all five boroughs of New York City to see themselves as global citizens through a connection with the United Nations. Through this unique program nearly 275 students have received curated tours of the United Nations New York campus. This year 11 students at the Hunters Point Community Middle School visited the United Nations as part of the program and the visit of Ambassador Akbaruddin to their classroom constitutes the second part of this program. The class is incorporating the United Nations into their curriculum through learning about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
More about NYC Junior Ambassadors can be found at http://www1.nyc.gov/site/international/pro grams/nyc-junior-ambassadors.page About the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs: The New York City Mayor’s Office for International Affairs works to foster positive relations and encourage collaboration between the international community and New York City’s agencies and local neighborhoods. New York City is home to the largest diplomatic community in the world -193 Permanent Missions, 114 Consulates and the headquarters of the United Nations.