Virtual and Past Events

Polio Day

Upcoming Virtual Event: World Polio Day Commemoration with Orem Rotary and UVU Rotaract, October 21, 2020, 12:00pm

For a second year, the Office for Global Engagement is partnering with Orem Rotary and UVU chapter of Rotaract to bring awareness to the need to End Polio Now. This initiative directly supports the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goal #3 which focuses on Health and Well-being for all at all ages.

World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure, but there are safe and effective vaccines. Polio can be prevented through immunization. Polio vaccine, given multiple times, almost always protects a child for life. The strategy to eradicate polio is therefore based on preventing infection by immunizing every child until transmission stops and the world is polio-free.The COVID-19 crisis has interrupted childhood immunization efforts globally. Measles and polio vaccination campaigns, in particular, have been badly hit, with suspended measles campaigns in 27 countries and suspended polio campaigns in 38 countries.


Dr. Baldomero Lago, UVU Chief International Officer

Yana Andersen, UVU Rotaract Club President

Dr. Scott Leckman, Utah Rotary

Dean Robinson, Orem Rotary Club President

Global Dialogues

Global Conversations - Davis Utrilla 

Global Dialogues

The Office for Global Engagement is launching a new platform to learn from, interact with and understand the interconnected world around us called Global Dialogues!
Join UVU Chief International Officer, Baldomero Lago as he has a candid conversation about Utah Consular Affairs with Hon. David Utrilla, President of the Utah Consular Corps (Hon. Consul of Peru.) Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:00 am Facebook Live @


Below is a selection of videos from previous events.

UN Civil Society Conference - Salt Lake City, Utah (2019)

Office for Global Engagement (and International Affairs & Diplomacy)







Other Global Events