Youth Representation at the United Nations

Monday, 27 July 2015: 8:50 AM

Raissa Lynn Sanchez, BSN, RN, TNCC
Iota Alpha, STTI UN Youth Representative, Sussex, NJ

STTI has had a formal affiliation with the United Nations since 2009.  First associated with the Department of Public Information (DPI), then additionally with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) the Honor Society has been represented by STTI members who have served as members and leaders in the UN NGO (non governmental) community. A unique new role emerged for Youth Representatives as the UN  created opportunities for young colleagues to engage with and contribute to the UN System.  STTI Youth representatives, in the first ever cohort, have helped to define the role and plan programs to promote engagement and participation. 

In addition to contribution to the NGO community, our Youth Reps have presented their work throughout the STTI community, highlighting opportunities for members to participate and encouraging replication of the unique mentorship model we have employed as a nursing team at the UN. They have presented to regional, national and international audiences as well as the UN Department of Public Information. 

Suggestions will be presented regaridng opportunities for enagagement of new to practice members of STTI for local, chapter and regional particpation in the UN.