Home :: What We Do :: Young Professionals :: Committee List

Young Professionals


Think Global, Act Local.

Special interest Committees build the foundation of UNA-NCA Young Professionals (YP). Each YP Committee is comprised of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about a particular UN issue. These Committees respond to special interests of Washington DC's young professionals and host local events to raise international awareness of these issues. All Committees welcome new members and encourage you to get involved in their activities! Read about each Committee below or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

YP Africa Committee

The YP Africa Committee seeks to educate Washington DC about the United Nation's mission in Africa and to mobilize widespread support for development initiatives on the continent. Past events have included "Empowering Youth and Women in Mauritania" at the Embassy of Mauritania and "Breast Cancer in Africa: Reaching for Recovery" at the Embassy of Ghana.

Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

YP Asia-Pacific Committee

The YP Asia-Pacific Committee is committed to creating awareness between the diverse sub-regions of the Asian-Pacific continent and to distinguishing between and creating dialogue about the rich culture in the region, including religion, language, and traditions. Past events have included "International Day of the Disappeared" in coordination with the World Sindhi Institute and "Climate Change Policy in a post-Kyoto Protocol World" at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

YP Human Rights Committee

The YP Human Rights Committee seeks to advance and promote human rights as defined by the UN Declaration of Human Rights and other UN activities by planning events and promotional activities, while also providing relevant information on careers. Past events have included "Women and Development in the Arab World: Achievements and Challenge" at Georgetown University, "Empowering Girls and Women through Education in Egypt in Celebration of UNESCO's 60th Birthday" at the Embassy of Egypt, and "Empowering Young people in Mauritania: Towards Achievement of the UN MDGs" at the Embassy of Mauritania.

Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

YP International Law Committee

The YP International Law Committee is committed to fostering a dialogue concerning the UN and its role in international law. The Committee covers a wide range of institutions, with a particular emphasis on the UN Security Council, UN International Court of Justice, and International Criminal Court. The committee empowers young people to join the international legal system through local advocacy of UN issues.

Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

IMG_6446

YP International Economic Development Committee

The YP International Economic Development Committee seeks to build knowledge of international economic and sustainable development issues as well as the role that the United Nations plays in responding to these issues. The scope of the committee's efforts in organizing events and engaging in information-sharing and awareness-building activities is comprehensive, encompassing three pillars of "sustainable development": environmental protection, economic growth, and social development.

Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

YP Latin America & Caribbean Committee

The YP Latin America and Caribbean Committee is committed to encouraging cultural understanding and promoting awareness of the realities of Latin American countries and its diverse people in the National Capital Area. The committee also seeks to promote an awareness of the role that the United Nations plays in Latin America.

Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

YP Middle East Committee

The YP Middle East Committee seeks to facilitate multi-sector dialogue, exchange, and understanding of current Middle Eastern affairs. The committee aims to build awareness of the role that the United Nations plays in the Middle East, from peaces issues to the Arab Spring.

Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

YP Peace and Security Committee

The YP Peace and Security Committee is committed to increasing understanding of issues related to security and peace initiatives worldwide, especially those of the United Nations. The Peace and Security Committee seeks to engage young professionals in practical analysis and discourse via issue-driven events and publications. Members are encouraged to participate actively and contribute to the strength and development of the committee through events, presentations, and other committee activities. It is a goal of the committee to fulfill the mission of UNA-NCA while members develop professionally and personally to create a strong global network of peers committed to a more peaceful and secure future.

Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

IMG_6747-1

YP Women and Gender Committee


The YP Women and Gender Committee seeks to accelerate UN goals on gender equality. Members will be encouraged to promote an understanding of the Commission on the Status of Women and the role of gender in the UN system. It is a goal of the committee to forge effective partnerships that hold the UN system accountable for its own commitments on the empowerment of women.

Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

UNA-NCA on Twitter