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 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.
UNA Women provides opportunities to:
Create a proactive American voice in support of women's rights
Advocate for women's rights and empowerment
Join the UNA-USA network of women from across the country
Participate in trainings, workshops and conferences on women's rights and empowerment
For more information on UNA Women and to join, please contact Tanisha Dyall at email@example.com.
Peace & Security
Political and Economic Empowerment
Violence Against Women
National Planning & Budgeting
Thursday, May 23, 6 p.m. ET
The Post Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) discussions have thus far focused on elevating the status of women through economic and social empowerment. UNA Women adds to the conversation by hosting a conference call on Advancing Womenâ€™s Rights in a Multilateral Forum on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. ET. Ms. Paula Schriefer, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State will brief UNA-USA members on the advancement of womenâ€™s rights in a multilateral forum for 15 minutes, followed by 25 minutes of Q&A.
Sunday, June 2 Location: Westin Hotel City Center, Washington, DC
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Eat & Learn Breakfast Roundtable
The UNA Women eat and learn breakfast roundtable is a great opportunity to learn about the priorities of UNA Women and ways you may get involved to make a difference.
Monday, June 3 Location: Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, DC
7:00-8:00 a.m. - UNA Women Breakfast Strategy Session: Next Steps for UNA Women
Fifty percent of the worldâ€™s population is women and many of them are marginalized and underrepresented. UNA Women seeks to address the underrepresentation of women domestically and internationally through grassroots mobilization, activism and advocacy. If you are interested in womenâ€™s empowerment and want to know how you may do your part, this is the session for you- This is your platform, use it!
4:00-5:00 p.m. - UN Women and Civil Society
Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General for Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships at the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) UN Women (invited)
This session will educate attendees on the status of UN Women, its challenges over the past year and its priorities and goals for the upcoming year. Attendees will learn how they can assist UN Women in achieving its goal through grassroots mobilization and activism.