BPW International & United Nations

Message from 1st VP United Nations - Chularat Israngkool Na Ayutthaya, Thailand

It is an honor for me to be elected as First Vice President, responsible for collaboration between the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (IFBPW) and the United Nations.

IFBPW has a long history of collaboration with the United Nations since 1947, when our organization gained Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC. I would like to invite you to learn more about BPW - United Nations history so that you too will be proud of IFBPW’s work through many of our remarkable members and representatives on various UN Commissions and Agencies, especially the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

Today IFBPW continues to have UN representation with various UN institutions, most of which are located in UN Headquarters in New York, Geneva and Vienna as well as in UN Regional Offices and other agencies such as ILO, FAO, UNESCO, UNIDO, etc. I invite you to download IFBPW’s representatives’ 2017-2020 Triennium reports to learn more about IFBPW’s recent work with the United Nations.

If you wish to explore more details about BPW and the United Nations, including news, events, CSW, UN representatives, etc, please visit the website bpw-un.org. 

I would like to thank President Catherine Bosshart for establishing such strong foundations in her role as VP UN during the 2017-2020 triennium, which have enabled me to continue to follow in her footsteps. Although the pandemic may change the ways in which BPW collaborates with the UN, one thing remains certain: we will continue to work with the United Nations to empower women and promote gender equality.

Warm regards,

Chularat Israngkool Na Ayutthaya

BPW International 1st Vice President United Nations 2021-2024

Chair Standing Committee United Nations 2021-2024