Our participation in CSW NY activities allows us to contribute to the efforts that support peace and equality around the world.

The Armenian International Women’s Association was previously accredited to the UN ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) and the UN DPI (Department of Public Information). As a member of the NGO Commission on the Status of Women, we have been hosting a parallel panel every year in March as part of the NGO CSW annual session.

AIWA Greater NY and AIWA UN Liaison Team organized a Dinner Reception on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at San Marino Ristorante in NY. The event commemorated the one-year anniversary of AIWA Greater NY and honored the AIWA CSW68 NY panelists. Keynote speaker Arsha Cazazian-Clement shared her remarkable life journey, inspiring attendees.

Furthermore, an engaging panel discussion titled “Enhancing Women’s Empowerment Through Inclusive Financing and Stronger Institutions” took place on Monday, March 18th, as part of the 68th session of the NGO Commission on the Status of Women NY. Esteemed speakers provided invaluable insights during the discussion. For those interested, a recording of the panel is available for viewing.

Why does the UN matter for AIWA?


By participating in panels, meetings and discussions, we increase the civic engagement of Armenian women and enable them to speak on behalf of others


Having a voice and providing input means AIWA can influence the importance of Armenia and Armenian women within the global agenda of the UN.


AIWA sets an example for others and paves the way for future leaders from the community.

UN Accomplishments

  • Represented as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) at the United Nations in New York since 1992
  • Sponsored several panels at the UN and participates in the NGO Commission on the Status of Women annual sessions in March
  • Met privately during our International Conference in Geneva with the Director General of the UN, Sergei Ordjonikidze, to discuss several issues, among them the role of women in peacekeeping and conflict resolution.
  • authored with AGBU and ARF a joint letter to his Excellency António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, asking him to take immediate action concerning  the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict (Oct 27, 2020)
  • 4 AIWA members attended the UN Women’s Conference in Beijing, China, 1995

Representative Past AIWA UN Panels

  • Enhancing Women’s Empowerment through Inclusive Financing and Stronger Institutions — 2024
  • STEM Opportunities to Advance Women & Girls in the Digital Age — 2023
  • From Decision Making to Financing: Achieving Gender equality in the context of climate change, environmental, and disaster risk reduction — 2022
  • Women’s Economic Empowerment in a Changing World of Human Environment — 2021
  • Elevating Armenian Women’s Role in Decision Making and Domestic/International Relations — 2020
  • Women as Agents of Sustainable Peace:  From Revolution to Governance — 2019
  • Amplifying Voices and Choices: Pathways to Ensuring Rural Gender Equity — 2018
  • Economic Empowerment of Women: Lessons from Armenia — 2017
  • Development of Programs and Evaluation Methodologies Designed to Achieve Gender Equality — 2016
  • The Role of Men in in Preventing Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence — 2013
  • Rural Women: Imagery and Empowerment — 2012
  • Women’s Rights are Human Rights:  Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights — 2008
  • Climate Change and the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection: Challenges for Holistic Health and Education — 2007

Past Events


STEM Opportunities to Advance Women & Girls in the Digital Age


Women in Climate: From Decision Making to Financing (Part 2)


Women in Climate: From Decision Making to Financing


AIWA Women Shaping Global Standards: Safety, Health & Wellness


Women in Leadership: Are Institutions Ready for Women’s Success?


Women in Humanitarian Action: Leading in Crisis


Women in Government: Challenging the Norm


Empowering Armenian Women from Different Perspectives


Women Entrepreneurship: Creating Opportunity & Wealth in Communities


Women at The United Nations: Driving Change Globally