NEW YORK – The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the continuation of its Faith-based Diplomacy & Advocacy Initiative. The Initiative established a total of four (2 for 2015-2016 and 2 for 2016-2017) 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 is made possible by 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 five main areas: 1) Human Rights & Religious Freedom 2) Environment/Ecology 3) Peace, Security, & Humanitarianism 4) Equality (inter alia, Gender, Race, Economic) and 5) Health Advocacy.
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.
To apply for the fellowship please visit un.goarch.org/fellowship. The deadline for submitting an application for the 2016-2017 fellowship is April 30, 2016.
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The Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council (GOAC) is accredited through the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI) and has General Consultative Status under the Economic and Social Council of the UN (ECOSOC). GOAC has been actively working at the United Nations for 30 years.