Thank you for your interest in completing this application to be a provincial delegate or churchwide delegate to represent The Episcopal Church at the 62nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York City, March 12th – 23rd, 2018.
Delegates will 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 2018 UNCSW Priority theme is “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”.
See more here: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw62-2018.
Applicants of any gender must be at least 19 years old, able to speak to the priority theme, and willing to participate in advocacy at UNCSW. Youth (ages 15-18) also may apply, but should be accompanied by an adult chaperone, preferably a parent or legal guardian.
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 9th – 23rd, or as close to the entire stay as possible. Delegates will be entirely responsible for their own travel, housing, and program expenses and fundraising. They will be expected to write a short report at the end of UNCSW and participate in follow-up action back home and a follow-up conference call to evaluate their time at UNCSW.
The delegates will be chosen by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry; applicants will be notified by the end of October.
Application deadline is Friday, September 15th.
For more information, contact Lynnaia Main, Episcopal Church Representative to the United Nations, firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 716-6128.