Feb. 22, 2012
Morningside College student Elizabeth Norton will learn about advocacy at the United Nations through the annual meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women, which will be held Feb. 25 through March 3 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
Norton was one of 20 female students from across the nation chosen to participate in the practicum, which offers an opportunity to observe how the United Nations works to address issues requiring multilateral engagement and coordinated action.
She will gain temporary delegate status, attend official and non-governmental organization (NGO) sessions, and contribute to the official documentation of both official and NGO meetings.
In addition to learning about negotiation, advocacy points and networking, Norton will complete several assignments, and she will be asked to create an advocacy project when she returns to the Morningside College campus.
The Practicum on the Commission on the Status of Women is sponsored by the Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights at Suffolk University in Boston, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and the National Women’s Studies Association.
Norton is the daughter of Doug and Amanda Norton of Yuma, Ariz. She is a junior at Morningside majoring in political science.