As the United Nations headquarters and home to the General Assembly, all areas of the UN’s work is discussed in New York. The centre is also the headquarters of UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women created in 2010. The team of four SI UN Representatives in New York cover gender equality, sustainable development, financing for development, trafficking, migration, education, ageing, and peace and security. This team of UN Representatives also cover UN processes and functional commissions such as the High Level Political Forum (HLPF), the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), and the Commission on Social Development, (CSD), which promote SI’s presence and enhance advocacy impact.
SI’s United Nations Representatives for New York are Bette Levy, Marie D’Amato-Rizzi, Barbara T Rochman and Frances Zainoeddin. Bette sits on the executive committee of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women(CSW), the executive committee of the NGO Committee Social Development and Poverty Eradication sub-committee, and is also a member of the Women’s Major Group for Sustainable Development, the Working Group on Girls and the NGO Mental Health Committee.