Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Young Professionals SWERVE Charity Ride

The Young Professionals (YP) of the Metro NY Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women will be riding alongside young professionals from other non-profit organizations to encourage leadership and political participation on Saturday, June 24 from 1pm to 3pm at SWERVE Fitness Midtown. Attendees will have an opportunity to listen to Jolly Amatya, Youth Chair of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations, as well as Claire Chapman, the President of Forward March, formerly Women's March NY Chapter, on the topics of leadership and political activism for Young Professionals, followed by a networking session with other charities. In addition, we will be providing delicious snacks like Bakerly and Girl Scout Cookies (yes, Girl Scouts will be in attendance too), along with refreshing beverages from Hint Water.


SWERVE is a team-inspired, indoor cycling studio that use teamwork and technology to create the best cardio workout. The class is a 45-minute rhythm ride and the bikes are arranged into three teams (Red, Green, and Blue); 56 seats total in the studio. The high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout includes sprints, hills, and upper body exercises for an incredible full-body workout that's designed for all levels. Our teams for this event are:

BLUE TEAM: Metro NY Chapter Members

RED TEAM: YP members of other non-profit organizations

GREEN TEAM: Non-member supporters


$30 for Metro NY Chapter members and YP members of other non-profit organizations

$35 for non-members

$50 for front-row, premium seat

If you're interested in becoming a member of the Metro NY Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women, click here. To donate to our organization, click here. Remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

We'd like to thank our sponsors Pospislaw.com, Hint Water, and Bakerly for their contribution to this event.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Apply to be a UN Advocate for the 2017 UN High Level Political Forum in July!

Restless Development is recruiting for an exciting opportunity for ahead of this year’s UN High level Political Forum. Restless Development is collaborating with the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations to help embed youth-led accountability at the heart of the the 2030 Agenda. To do this, we will be jointly implementing a high-level side event and a two day capacity building training at the UN High Level Political Forum in July 2017, showcasing how young people are already engaging formally and informally in the follow-up and review of the SDGs.

For this year’s High Level Political Forum, Restless Development and the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations are recruiting six young advocates to attend the Forum, taking place in New York from 10-19th July. We are looking to support six young people with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences in youth-led monitoring and accountability for sustainable development, and will be selecting applicants on the basis of the below criteria, as well as ensuring that the group of youth advocates attending the HLPF reflects our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Preference will be given to young people representing the 44 countries who are conducting Voluntary National Reviews this year.

If you are interested in being a Youth Advocate for Restless Development and the Permanent Mission of Denmark, please fill out the below application form before the deadline of Wednesday 7th June at 9am BST. We will not unfortunately be able to consider applicants who have submitted forms after this time.

UN Youth Advocate to the 2017 HLPF - Application Form

Along with other certain criteria which we are looking for in applicants, please note this opportunity is available only to those aged between 18-29. If you have any questions or are unable to fill out the form, please contact sarahh@restlessdevelopment.org.

Already going to the HLPF?

Great! Restless Development and the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations will be hosting a two-day capacity building workshop for young people in New York ahead of the Forum on the 8-9th July. The two-day training will be open for any young person attending the Forum in New York with the main aims of helping participants navigate the UN to maximise their advocacy efforts, as well as promoting the role of youth-led accountability in ensuring the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The training will foster peer to peer learning between young advocates along regional and thematic lines, and provide participants with an opportunity to engage with key decision makers and stakeholders also.

In preparation for the training, we’d love to hear from you regarding the topics you think the training should cover and the skills you believe participants should receive training on.

Please take 1 minute to fill out this short form letting us know of the dates you will be in New York for and what topics you would like the training to cover.