UN Teams

Join WAGGGS' UN Teams and represent us at UN meetings, on committees and international conferences

The UN Team members are volunteers who ensure that girls and young women have their voices heard at the highest level. UN Team members represent WAGGGS at UN meetings, on committees and at major international conferences. They deliver WAGGGS messages and implement its advocacy strategy at the UN, as well as raise the profile of WAGGGS as an organization advocating on issues important to girls and young women.

They also gather information that informs WAGGGS' advocacy strategy, identifying key trends and opportunities at the UN, as well as making important introductions. They work with other non-governmental organization (NGO) partners and manage relationships with key UN agencies. They negotiate Memorandums of Understanding and manage project implementations.

Currently WAGGGS has two acting teams of UN representatives in Paris and New York.

Would you like to become a WAGGGS’ representative at the UN?

If you live or study in New York or Paris and have Girl Guiding or Girl Scouting experience or an interest in issues that affect girls and young women, you could join a UN Team.  

As a WAGGGS’ representative at the UN, you will:

  • Represent girls and young women at major international UN events
  • Learn more about the UN and how it works
  • Be an important, visible member of the world’s largest voluntary organization for girls and young women – WAGGGS

For more details, email comms@wagggs.org 

UN Team, New York

UN Team New York members: 

  • Mary Jane Meconi (Team chair)
  • Jen Caplan
  • Kristen Grennan
  • Maria Paz Hermosilla
  • Erin Mosier
  • Diane Paravazian
  • Emily Rodriguez
  • Patricia Scharlin

UN Team New YorkThe UN Team, New York represents WAGGGS at the UN Headquarters. The team works closely with the Working Group on Girls, the Major Group for Children and Youth, and various NGO committees. The team engages in meetings relating to girls and young women, on issues including violence, education, and sustainable development. Some of the events that the team participate in include the Commission on the Status of Women, Post-2015 meetings, Youth Forums, International Day of the Girl and International Youth Day. The team collaborates with partners such as UNICEF, UN Women, and UNDP. Twice each year, the team leads workshops to share their work with local Girl Scouts and volunteers. Check out the team’s blog to learn more about their activities and to contact the team: wagggsunteamnyc.blogspot.com 


UN team Paris

The UN team, Paris includes:

  • Martine Levy 
  • Fatma Khorchani 
  • Lalaina Caste

The UN team, Paris works closely with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to establish a permanent partnership. Martine Levy is currently the Chairman of the Liaison Committee NGO-UNESCO.

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