Members receive access to a range of exclusive benefits such as events at the UN and across the United States, as well as opportunities to advocate, host Model UN conferences, and connect young professionals to UN experts.
Drawn from past UNA-USA visionaries, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, UNA Women takes direction from the interests and passions of current UNA-USA members who convene in person and virtually, to advance important and timely issues related to women and girls. UNA Women advocates for UN programs that further women's rights and empowerment nationally and internationally. Participation in UNA Women is open to any current UNA-USA member.
This International Women’s Day apply your commitment and passion for girls’ and women’s rights and wellbeing by participating in the direct service campaign, “Activate for Equality: A Day of Service for International Women’s Day.” This is the perfect time to activate, wear purple and share purple, and come together for the common goal of gender equality.
For more information on UNA activities for International Women’s Day 2017, please visit here.
UNA Women at the Commission on the Status of Women
The 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) is taking place March 13-24, 2017 at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. UNA Women will have 15 official delegates attending CSW61, in addition to dozens of other members from around the country. The focus of CSW61 is Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work. The application process is now closed. Applicants will be notified of UNA’s delegate selections by the third week of February, 2017. To follow the action of this historic CSW session through the eyes of UNA Women delegates, check out the UNA Women Facebook page and UNA Women Blog for updates.
Cities for CEDAW is a nationwide, grassroots effort to encourage local governments to support the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) by way of local ordinances and resolutions. UNA Women members from across the country are already making progress in getting local governments to recognize the principles of CEDAW in places like Louisville, Washington DC and Kansas City. If you are interested in getting involved with the Cities for CEDAW movement, please email Rachel Pittman for more details.