The Committee was founded after the first UN World Conference on Women in 1975. Twenty years after the inaugural World Conference on Women, the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing was a key milestone for women’s advocacy at the UN. On the eve of the 15 year anniversary of the Beijing Conference, the NGO CSW/NY is initiating a Young Professionals Membership program to connect younger generations with an interest in women’s rights and international policy advocacy to the work of the Committee at the UN. This endeavor gives young professionals the opportunity to work in partnership with experienced Committee members in advancing women’s rights around the world.
Young Professionals Members will have the opportunity to:
- Add the perspective of young women and men to the activities and direction of the NGO CSW/NY
- Participate in substantive intergenerational discussion around gender issues
- Extend the mission of the NGO CSW/NY to a larger population
- Engage with other people interested in advancing women’s rights around the world
- Access to a diverse group of dynamic and influential women with a broad range of backgrounds and experience
- Opportunities for participation in UN meetings, events and activities related to women’s issues
- Access to regular email updates regarding events, campaigns, lectures, and professional development activities
- Opportunities to participate in the planning and execution of NGO CSW/NY events such as our Women Ambassadors Luncheon, our Consultation Day preceding the UN Commission on the Status Women, and activities throughout the Commission on the Status of Women
- Formal affiliation with the NGO CSW/NY
Young Professionals Members are:
Young Professionals and university students ages 18-35 with an interest in advancing women’s human rights.
Additional Information about Young Professionals Memberships
- $25 per annual young professional membership
- Young Professionals Members are welcome to attend all NGO CSW/NY membership meetings as non-voting participants
- The NGO CSW/NY cannot provide UN badges for any members
We welcome all levels of participation!
Registration by Postal Mail
You can also download the Young Professional registration form to be filled out and mailed with your check payment of $25.
Send checks to: NGO/CSW/NY; Attn: Membership; 777 United Nations Plaza – Lobby 1; New York, NY 10017
You can now register for membership online.