The League supports a strong, effective United Nations and endorses the full and active participation of the U.S. in the UN system. In 1945, the League of Women Voters was invited by President Truman to serve as a consultant to the U.S. delegation. Since that time, the League has had a continued presence at the UN through its UN Observers.
  • It is extremely important to alert the public about the scourge of child trafficking happening all over the world including in the United States.

  • The United Nations launched a new web portal today focusing on helping girls and women access job opportunities, training and career advice in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector. 

  • Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, "Rio+20," will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from June 20-22, 2012.  The conference will be preceded by the third Preparatory Committee meeeting of the Conference from June 13-15.  Registration is now open and will close on May 20.  All attendees must be registered by the UN Observers, Rosalee Keech (unobserver@lwv.org).  For information on the conference, please link to http://www.uncsd2012.org/registration.

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  • The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a workshop during the 56th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from Monday, February 27 to Friday, March 9, 2012.  The workshop is a side event organized to address the main theme of the meeting "The Empowerment of Rural Women and their Role in Poverty and Hunger Eradication."

    The speakers are:

    Rosalee Keech, U.N. Observer, League of Women Voters of the United States

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  • The fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from Monday, February 27 to Friday, March 9, 2012.

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  • During the post World War II period, the League helped lead the effort to establish the United Nations and to ensure U.S. participation.