News Archive - Lehigh University - United Nations Partnership

Lehigh Team Certifies EU Mission as Sustainable

Lehigh’s partnership with the UN began in 2004 when Lehigh became the sixth university in the world to gain Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status with the United Nations (UN). This designation gives the university rare access to the world’s largest intergovernmental organization.

EU Ambassador to the UN Visits Lehigh, Engages with Students

Ambassador Skoog’s three-hour visit also included a Greening of the UN Missions certificate ceremony from the Office of Sustainability and a luncheon with students and staff. He also offered to help enable more EU member states to undertake the Greening of the UN Missions review.

NGO Increases its Reach through Partnership with Lehigh

When Shoghik Mikayelyan came to Lehigh from Armenia, Nor Luyce was only beginning to expand. Now, it is a UN-accredited, flourishing NGO that consistently engages with UN events and recruits volunteers from Armenia and beyond.

UN Youth Representatives Speak for the Voiceless on the Global Stage

By Timmy Dillard, LU/UN Communications intern

Two Lehigh undergraduate students recently spoke at high-level events held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. As Youth Representatives, they represent two UN-accredited Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) - located in Nigeria and Armenia - serving as the only voice these organizations have at the UN.

20 Lehigh Students to Present at the UN Commission on the Status of Women

By Timmy Dillard, LU/UN Communications Intern

Eighteen Lehigh UN Youth Representatives will amplify the voices of seven Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) by presenting at a major United Nations conference. The United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will hold its 67th annual two-week session in early March. For many Lehigh students in the UN Youth Representative Program, this is an opportunity to advance the missions of the partner NGOs they serve by providing a voice and representation at the UN and beyond.

100 Lehigh Faculty, Staff, Students Attended the Intern'l Day of Women and Girls in Science

By Timmy Dillard, LU/UN Communications Intern

Two full busloads of primarily female STEM students recently attended the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGIS) assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The 8th Annual IDWGIS program featured presentations by women in science, including several from NASA, Ambassadors, and NGO Presidents from around the world.