SOURCE: ATHGO International

May 30, 2007 13:54 ET

ATHGO International Shapes Global Leaders and Decision-Makers

Young Professionals Make Global Decisions Through International Crisis Solving

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 30, 2007) - ATHGO International has committed itself to the challenge of educating young people from around the world in the skills and responsibilities of becoming future diplomats and policy professionals.

Targeted to international affairs-oriented students and entry-level professionals, ATHGO International gives opportunity to prepare and present negotiated and debated responses to key global issues. In real decision-making settings, participants network with diplomats, senior governmental and nongovernmental officials, international experts, and peers from other countries.

"This is a true opportunity for students and young entrepreneurs to learn and get involved in pressing global issues at a substantive level," stated Armen Orujyan, founder and CEO of ATHGO International. "Participants can role up their sleeves and see what they can do as individuals and part of a group in collaboration with national and global leaders."

At events such as global forums, participants discover new strategies on solving current global issues, with presentations, debates, and a joint resolution, which is independently designed by the participants. The resolutions are presented by the ATHGO delegation to several UN agencies and UN Permanent Missions resulting in several participants to receive annual scholarships from ATHGO.

On June 6-8, nearly 400 students and young professionals will gather at the UN headquarters in New York City for ATHGO International's third annual Global Forum, "Global Third Way: Becoming One with the Environment."

The three-day event will focus on global warming and climate control with focus on Vice President Al Gore's Climate Project presentation. The forum consists of individual speaker series and panel discussions, to include numerous ambassadors, scientists and representatives from UN permanent missions, the private sector, international organizations, various funding entities, academic institutions, think tanks and non-profit organizations.

ATHGO International is incorporated in Los Angeles as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit NGO with consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council and UN Department of Public Information. With the mission to develop human capital by way of International Symposia, advanced study centers, global forums and internship programs, ATHGO focuses on developing emerging leaders with the entrepreneurial skills to deal with complex global issues. All forums and events are held at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York and the World Bank in Washington, DC. For additional information visit www.athgo.org

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