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UN Youth Delegate Program

IWDC Programs

Campaign Management and Local Leader Workshops

The Pipeline Project

Community Advocate Mentor Program

Special Consultative Status to the UN

UN Youth Delegate Program

Global Democracy Award

Community Forums Project

The Spring 2007 delegates at the UN.

The IWDC UN Youth Delegate Program invites high school seniors from Cuyahoga County, Ohio, to serve on IWDC's Official Delegation to the United Nations Special Sessions, annual meetings, global conferences, and expert group meetings - based on the philosophy that mentoring experiences can provide the necessary first-hand learning opportunities to young women to help them determine their careers - with a specific focus on encouraging them to consider foreign affairs and diplomacy.

At the Conferences, students interact with official government delegations from the member nations, meet with NGO representatives about diverse issues around the world, and participate in caucuses and regional meetings for the duration of each conference.

Students are selected based on the recommendations of their principal and faculty, scholastic achievement, participation in Model United Nations, membership in the Junior Council of World Affairs, and ability to speak a second language.

Six extraordinary high school students are selected to attend UN conferences each year, 3 in the Spring and 3 in the Fall.