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Apply: Episcopal Delegate to the 2019 UN Commission on the Status of Women
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Applications accepted for Episcopal delegates to March 2019 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Application deadline: October 26, 2018
Applications are being accepted for Episcopal delegates to represent the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church at the 63rd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women(UNCSW) in New York City, March 11th – 22nd, 2019. The priority theme for this meeting is: “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.”
The Episcopal delegation will consist of one delegate from each province of the Episcopal Church as well as a delegate from the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. The intent is to have the delegation as a whole reflect the diversity of the Episcopal Church, with priority given to those whose life experiences and advocacy speak most directly to the theme.
While in New York, Episcopal delegates will observe the official UNCSW meetings at United Nations headquarters and represent the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church through advocacy at the United Nations. They will be expected to participate in conference calls prior to the UNCSW meeting and evaluations, reports and follow-up actions once back home.
Delegates may be of any gender and at least 19 years old. They should be able to speak to the priority theme and willing to participate in advocacy at UNCSW. Anyone considering applying 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 the local community after participating in UNCSW.
Youth (ages 15-18) may also apply. Each youth must be accompanied by an adult chaperone, preferably a parent or legal guardian.
Delegates are expected to be in New York City March 8 - 22 for the UNCSW meeting or as close to the entire stay as possible. Delegates are responsible for their own travel, housing, program expenses and fundraising. A limited amount of scholarship funding may be available to support candidates who might not otherwise be able to attend due to financial constraints.
Following a review of the applications, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will choose the delegates. All applicants will be notified by the end of November.
You're invited! Join us at the Princeton Club of New York on Thursday, November 1, 2018 for an Evening with New York Times columnist, cultural commentator and Incarnation Camp alumni, David Brooks. All proceeds from this event support Incarnation Camp’s scholarship fund. Incarnation Camp, an Episcopal camp located in Connecticut, is the oldest continually operating summer camp in the country. Each year we provide over $150,000 in scholarship assistance to camp families in need. Go to https://www.incarnationcenter.org/an-evening-with-david-brooks/ for more information and to register easily online or call us at 860-767-0848 ext.
The Princeton Club of New York
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
6:30-7:30 Reception with open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres
7:30-8:30 Talk and Q&A with David Brooks