As an NGO, we hold several seats at the United Nations to ensure Armenian women are part of the world’s conversation.

Our participation in UN activities allows us to contribute to the efforts that support peace and equality around the world. The Armenian International Women’s Association has been a member of the UN ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) and the UN DPI (Department of Public Information) since 1996. We are also a member of the UN NGO Commission on the Status of Women and host a panel event every year in March as part of NGO CSW.

Why does the UN matter for AIWA?

Advocacy

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

Relevance

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

Leadership

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

Congratulations to our 2020 UN Reps to ECOSOC and DGC!
From left: Tiana Smilow, Emma Arakelyan, Ruzanna Tantushyan, Ani Karapetyan, Tina Glandian