UNA-SNY Young Professionals
WHAT IS UNA-SNY YOUNG PROFESSIONALS?
The UNA-USA Young Professionals of Southern NY State Division (UNA-SNY Young Professionals, formerly Young Professionals for International Cooperation) was established in 2004 as a 100 percent volunteer-based group committed to serving young professionals in the New York City metropolitan area. UNA-SNY Young Professionals seeks to promote the missions and endeavors of the United Nations through various programs. Additionally, it serves as a forum for young professionals to explore issues surrounding international affairs and to become acquainted with the programs of UNA-USA. Through discussions, partnerships, and action-oriented initiatives, UNA-SNY Young Professionals offers its members a platform for education, advocacy, professional development in international affairs, and the opportunity to volunteer in international service. The group consists of diverse individuals from the fields of business, law, public service, healthcare and the media.
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF UNA-SNY YOUNG PROFESSIONALS?
- To educate young professionals on international affairs-related topics and the work of the United Nations and to provide avenues for further engagement through many initiatives and programs.
- To host events that encourages education, debate, and advocacy on international issues.
- To provide resources for Young Professionals members to develop the skills, knowledge, and leadership necessary to succeed in international affairs.
- To provide Young Professionals members the opportunity to network with diplomats and officials from UN headquarters, as well as leading international affairs academic, non-profit, and industry experts.
WHAT ARE SOME OF UNA-SNY YOUNG PROFESSIONALS' INITIATIVES?
Past initiatives include:
- Panel discussions
- Documentary screenings
- International film festival
- Career events
- Fashion show fundraiser
- Art auction fundraiser
- Volunteer service trip to Haiti
- Book club
- Advocacy programs
- Networking opportunities
WHAT IS UNA-USA?
The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is America's largest grassroots foreign policy organization and the leading center of research on the United Nations and global issues. We are dedicated to educating, inspiring and mobilizing Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations, strengthening the United Nations system, promoting constructive United States leadership in that system and achieving the goals of the United Nations Charter. UNA-USA has over 125 chapters throughout the country that work to engage the American public on UN-related issues through education, advocacy, and outreach.
FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN BECOME A UNA-SNY YOUNG PROFESSIONALS MEMBER.