(Copy from UNA - USA website)
The annual UNA-USA Global Engagement Summit (GES) unites world leaders with our nation’s top grassroots changemakers. Held at UN Headquarters in New York, more than 1,000 community leaders, students, lifetime advocates, and young professionals from across the country come together to sit in the seats of decisionmakers.
In the picture, Dr. Eileen Davis Jerome and Sanskriti Deva from the United Nations Association Southeast Regional Council
The full day summit is one of many educational and inspirational programs that UNA-USA coordinates to help make Americans aware of the strong connection between the U.S. and the UN. The theme for GES 2023 is “Empowered and Emboldened for Impact” in order to highlight the need for our members to feel empowered in order to let decisionmakers within the U.S. government and the United Nations know they support bold action in order to see impact in terms of improving the fate of people, justice, and our planet.
In previous summits, over half of the audience consists of youth members who are committed to advancing global engagement both through their activism and career pursuits. This annual, sold-out event offers a unique, high-profile platform to engage national influencers who care deeply about making the world a better place.
Report: UNA-USA National Council Initial Partnerships and Collaborations submitted by the S.E. Regional Representative, Dr. Eileen Davis Jerome; submitted during the General Engagment Summit.