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Call for Delegates: Apply to Attend the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The Council for American Students in International Negotiations Seeks Delegates to the

57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in

New York City, New York

Session Dates: March 4-15, 2013

Application deadline: January 11, 2013 

Would you like to observe diplomacy in action?

Are you passionate about international affairs?

Do you have knowledge of the United Nations and an interest in the status of women?

Here is your chance to gain unprecedented access to the international policymaking process!

The Council for American Students in International Negotiations (CASIN) is seeking American students and/or young professionals to serve as delegates to the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations (CSW57). The 2013 priority theme is elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. The Commission will also consider the equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS.

CASIN is an educational non-profit, non-governmental 501(c)(3) organization with UN ECOSOC consultative status providing young Americans unprecedented access to the international policymaking process. CASIN organizes student delegations to various international conventions, conferences, meetings, and proceedings. Following training from CASIN staff and affiliates, delegates to CSW57 will observe proceedings, receive briefings from key stakeholders, including diplomats or NGO experts, and catalogue their observations. In the past, notes taken by student delegates have been used to support official NGO reports, journalistic accounts of the proceedings, and students’ own academic research and coursework.

To learn more and apply, see the full information and application packet. For an editable application form in Microsoft Word format only, click here. Please note that applications must be received by January 11, 2013.

For more on CSW57, visit: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/57sess.htm.

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