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 SI UN Representatives in New York cover gender equality, ageing and older persons, the girl child, trafficking, migration, education, sustainable development, financing for development, peace and security. This team of UN Representatives also cover UN processes and functional commissions such as the General Assembly’s 6 committees, the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the Commission on Social Development (CSocD), and the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), all of which promote SI’s presence and enhance the impact of our advocacy efforts.
SI’s United Nations Representatives for New York are Bette Levy (Centre Contact), Barbara T Rochman, Frances Zainoeddin, Vanesa Treers, Maria Fornella, Jacqueline Shapiro, and Designate Siren Fadler.