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The Grail – An International Women's Movement
Collage of The Grail Members and Some of the People They Helped

Grail Link to the UN

The Grail link to the United Nations is one of our global networks. Being a non-governmental organization, we have consultative status with the Economic and Social Council. Our goal is to connect our members worldwide with important global concerns and United Nations events. 

Our Participation

We have participated in many events and commissions connected to the United Nations, including the following:

Commission on the Status of Women

  • Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • Commission on Sustainable Development
  • Commission on Social Development
  • United Nations Environmental Programs
  • United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund

Youth Task Force

  • Interfaith Partnership for the Environment
  • DPI Conference
  • Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Religions for Peace

Strengthening International Cooperation

We aim to promote women’s rights, health, education, and international solidarity. That’s why we sponsor the participation of our members in the Commission on the Status of Women. It is to strengthen their interests and experience in international cooperation and policymaking. 
In 2007, three The Grail international youths received travel grants through Working Group on Girls. The story of Denise Milice, who was one of the recipients, is an example of our work at the UN. Upon returning from the CSW, she started a program with a group of young people.
Drugs, sexuality, STDs and HIV/AIDS, family, and education are among the themes of her project. Her group prepared the materials and invited adults to participate, which reflected our commitment to leadership development.

If you’re interested in learning more about our programs with the UN, you may contact us today. You can also support children like Denise by donating.