APF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
The APF United Nations Initiative
The APF United Nations Initiative facilitates interactions between Pakistan civil society organizations and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) as part of the Civil Society Organizations (iCSO) System. It also provides opportunities for the Pakistani American community, especially its youth, to contribute to UN dialogues.
In June 2019, APF received Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Affairs Council (ECOSOC), enabling it to engage the international community at the United Nations on Pakistan policies and initiatives.
The program elevates the perspectives of Pakistani civil society organizations in UN conversations related to the Sustainable Development Framework, the UN blueprint for ending poverty worldwide.
Dr. Ameena Zia leads the APF United Nations Initiative as its Chair. An accomplished academic and an APF Board member, her research interests include minority political participation; representation and gender quotas; and minority community engagement and civic participation.
APF delivered the following statements at the United Nations:
Opportunities FOR STUDENTS
The APF United Nations Internship Program introduces interns to the inner workings and policies of the United Nations and the various ways that Pakistan-related policies are shaped by the UN community. APF accepts applications on a semi-annual basis.
Opportunities FOR NGOS
NGOs interested in collaborating with the APF United Nations Initiative should contact email@example.com