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.
  • The President of the General Assembly, Group of Friends United Against Human Trafficking, and UN Office on Drugs and Crime invite you to the UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE ON PREVENTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PROTECTION OF ITS VICTIMS, ESPECIALLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN.

    APRIL 3, 2012

    10AM - 1PM


    3PM - 6 PM




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    2012-04-03 14:00:00
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  • UN Observer, Rosalee Keech, delivered her annual report to the LWVUS Board of Directors at a luncheon held in Washington, DC, March 24, 2012. Please check the report below.

  • Ms. Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence Against Children, has just released the 2012 Annual Report on the state of the world's efforts to eradicate violence against children.  Ms. Santos Pais and her staff are working with the League's UN Observers in a project to bring awareness of trafficking of minors during major sporting events. 


  • Over 100 persons overflowed the Hardin Room at Church Center in New York City on Monday, February 27, to attend the League of Women Voters workshop on "Empowering Women Politically to Eradicate Poverty."  Diana Perez spoke eloquently about the slow progress for women in politics in Colombia; Begona Lasagabaster of UN WOMEN spoke about the exciting and difficult mandate UN WOMEN has ahead; and Zaida Arguedas spoke about the need to work strategically and cooperatively at the grassroots level to achiev
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    Good afternoon, good afternoon. Thank you, Melanne for that very kind introduction, and for your extraordinary leadership, in a rather short tenure, you have already improved the lives of women not just in the United States, but of course, around the world. So thank you— for everything that you do each and every day.

    I also want to thank Ambassador DiCarlo for welcoming us here today, of course my dear friend Susan Rice for her extraordinary leadership here at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

  • At a recent presentation by the Special Advisor to Executive Coordinator of UNCSD 2012 Rio+20, the following information was shared:

  • 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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    2012-06-20 04:00:00
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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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    2012-02-27 19:30:00
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