Applications are being accepted for a provincial delegate to represent The Episcopal Church at the 58th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York City, March 10 - 21, 2014.
The 2014 priority theme of UNCSW is “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls.”
The delegate will be one of 20 provincial delegates who will join with those representing the provinces of the Anglican Communion.
Applications are open to either an adult or a young woman (ages 16-20) who, together with an adult chaperone, can speak to the theme.
The applicant must be familiar with the progress of the MDGs in The Episcopal Church and must be able to speak about the successes and challenges associated with them.
The applicant should have a relevant role at the parish, diocesan or provincial level, be accountable to a diocesan or provincial authority, and have a process for reporting back after participating in UNCSW.
The successful applicant will be responsible for some expenses for travel, housing and program.
For more information such as expenses, time requirements, etc. and/or to apply, send letter, resume and letter of recommendation by August 28 to Lynnaia Main, Episcopal Church Global Relations Officer. The provincial delegate will be chosen by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and applicants will be notified by mid-September.
UN Women: www.unwomen.org
UNCSW 58: www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/58sess.htm
Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations www.aco.org/ministry/un/
Global Partnerships: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/office-global-partnerships
The Episcopal Church: www.episcopalchurch.org