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Faith-based Diplomacy & Advocacy Initiative


The Faith-based Diplomacy & Advocacy Initiative has established yearlong Archdiocesan fellowships at the United Nations. All Orthodox Christian graduate and post-graduate students are invited to apply for this stipend fellowship.

The Faith-based Diplomacy and Advocacy Initiative began in 2015 through a generous grant awarded by The Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund, and is meant to help develop future professionals, diplomats, policy-makers, and advocates by providing them the a framework upon which to exercise their academic training.

Fellows will focus their work at the United Nations in three main areas: 1) Human Rights 2) Environment and 3) Humanitarianism.

Among other activities, fellows will have the opportunity to join and participate in the work of NGO Committees at the United Nations; assist in formulating oral and written Archdiocesan statements and interventions; help plan and host events during ECOSOC Functional Commissions; and participate in panel discussions at future Biennial National Clergy-Laity Congresses.

For a list of past fellows and their accomplishments, click here.

For more information and to apply for the fellowship please visit un.goarch.org/fellowship. The deadline for submitting an application for the 2017-2018 fellowship is May 15, 2017.


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The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations offers regluar short-term internships within all areas of its scope, including Programs at the UN. Internships are offered to college, graduate, and post-graduate students based on their expressed interest and the needs of the Deparment. Daily work ranges from coordinating social media to research to assisting execute events at the United Nations. We kindly ask you contact us if you're interested!




GoArch at UN often sponsors events in and around the United Nations Headquarters in Midtown Manhattan (New York).  If you are interested in volunteering at one of our events, please feel free contact us.  Your name will be put in a database of interested volunteers, and we will reach out during the planning process.