L 14 Nursing Voices at the UN: Transition from MDGs to SDGs

Monday, 27 July 2015: 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
Description/Overview: In the five years of accreditation with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) , STTI UN representatives have made significant contributions within the UN NGO community and to the Honor Society membership and organization. Through active participation and leadership in UN NGO Committees, reps have collaborated with UN and nursing colleagues to present recommendations to the General Assembly regarding issues related to health and mental heath and girls and women. In planning for the post 2015 Agenda our extensive efforts have resulted in educating UN colleagues regarding the importance and contributions of nurses worldwide. Additionally, we have developed a plan of informing the global nursing community about the work and activities of the UN and the importance of nursesí contributions to the UN System. Representatives have developed innovative approaches to promoting civil society engagement in the Post 2015 Agenda. In response to the UN mandate for consultation and collaboration regarding the transition from MDGs to SDGs and a constituent reported lack of knowledge to do so, we formed a diverse, intergenerational, gender balanced working group of DPI/ECOSOC representatives & youth reps, developing an on line (CEU accredited) instructional Briefing (The World Nurses Want), including references, materials and participation links. We formulated a corresponding multi-phased international presentation and implementation strategy and social media campaign. Our program has been so successful, we have been asked by the DPI to assist other NGOs in their own endeavors. Feedback regarding our information, education and advocacy initiative has been excellent. This symposium will present our international experiences and data from our global outreach regarding SGDs and priorities to nurses in over 100 countries.
Moderators:  Caitlin R. Beggs, MSN, RNC-NIC, AHN-BC, NICU, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
Symposium Organizers:  Holly Shaw, PhD, MS, RN, College of Nursing and Public Health, Adelphi University, Sea Cliff, NY
Looking Back, Moving Forward: Nurses at the UN and the Post 2015 Agenda

Holly Shaw, PhD, MS, RN
Helped to develop STTI UN relationship by assisting with applications for DPI and ECOSOC association; Appointed by 3 STTI presidents as primary onsite representative at UN; Chair, UN Task Force (2009-2010) , UN Advisory Council (2010-2011; Attends over 20, STTI; NIGH (Nightingale Intiative for Global Health, Sea Cliff, NY

Youth Representation at the United Nations

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

Development of a Social Media Campaign to Promote Engagement in UN

Timothy Shi, BSN, RN, OCN
Upsilon Chapter of New York University, STTI UN Youth Representative, New York, NY

Innovative Mentorship Promoting Engagement in the UN

Upsilon Chapter, Sea Cliff, NY