Apply to join the Sustain US delegation to the UN Commission on the Status of Women!


Interested in and human rights and sustainable development? Apply to join the SustainUS delegation to the UN Commission on the Status of Women!

Organization: SustainUS

Position Title: Youth delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Location and Hours: Remote prep work January - March 2014, and the conference takes place in New York City on March 10-21, 2014

Compensation: Participation is free. Delegates are required to fund own travel and housing costs. Fundraising support is provided, and scholarships are available.

Application Deadline: 5:00 pm EST on Sunday, January 19, 2014

Link to Apply:

SustainUS is now accepting applications to join the Agents of Change (AoC) youth delegation to the 58th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-58), which will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from March 10-21, 2014. The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is dedicated to promoting gender equality by identifying challenges and establishing standards for the social, economic, political, and civil rights of women. CSW-58 will address the theme: "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls."

Selected delegates will have the opportunity to work with government officials, scientists, civil society representatives, and youth from around the world to review progress on issues related to gender equality and advancement of women. In the past, AoC delegates have presented case studies and policy statements on behalf of youth; participated in forums with fellow representatives of civil society; and met with government delegates, international organizations, and the US State Department.

Delegates should contribute something unique to our efforts to take part in the international policymaking process and increase youth participation in the global arena. SustainUS is committed to selecting a skilled, diverse, and passionate delegation. Applicants need not have previous experience with SustainUS or gender policy; we welcome newcomers!

For more information and to apply, please visit

Applications must be received by 5:00 pm EST on Sunday, January 19, 2014. All applicants will be notified of the application results by late January. SustainUS will hold a live application Q&A session for interested applicants on January 12, 2014 at 8 pm EST.