Application for Episcopal Church Delegate to the 2015 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Thank you for your interest in completing this application to be a provincial delegate or churchwide delegate to represent The Episcopal Church at the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York City, March 9-20, 2015.
Delegates will be able to attend the official UNCSW proceedings at the United Nations and will represent The Episcopal Church/Anglican Communion in their advocacy at the United Nations.
The 2015 UNCSW theme is a review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Program for Action, 20 years after its adoption at the Fourth World Conference for Women in 1995.
Applicants, women or men, must be at least 16 years old, able to speak to the theme, and willing to participate in advocacy at UNSCW. Youth (ages 16-20) should be accompanied by an adult chaperone.
Applicants should have a relevant role at the parish, diocesan, and/or provincial level, be accountable to a diocesan or provincial authority, and have a process for reporting back to their local community after participating in UNCSW.
Delegates will be expected to be present in New York City for UNSCW March 6-20, or as close to the entire stay as possible. Delegates will be responsible for one third of their travel, housing, and program expenses and are asked to seek written endorsement and financial backing for the other third from their diocesan bishops. The remaining third of expenses will be covered by the Mission Department of The Missionary Society.
The delegates will be chosen by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori; applicants will be notified by mid-October.
Application deadline is September 30.
For more information, contact Lynnaia Main, Episcopal Church Global Relations Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 716-6128.