Upcoming Virtual Concert and Fundraising Event

Join us on October 23, 2021 for the UNWG 73rd Anniversaey Celebration. This year, we will be celebrating by hosting a virtual concert featuring a UNWG historical slide show, international musical performances, and more. 

Proceeds from this fundraising initiative will go towards helping vulnerable children around the world and those effected by Covid-19.

Click to download our letter to donors and contribution form. 


UN Kids Day 2020 

UN Kids Day 2020 was held on February 21st in the United Nations Headquarters.  


International Holiday Bazaar 2019 

UNWG held our International Holiday Bazaar on December 5, 2019 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.  

​2022 UNWG Calendar Towel 

The 2022 Calendar Towel (CT) contributes significantly to more than 70 years tradition of the UNWG raising funds to benefit children in vulnerable situations, mostly in developing countries.


The 2022 CT was designed by Ronel Joven Jr., (RJ), a 19 year old paraplegic who lives in Sorsogon, Philippines. He was born with the Brittle Bone Disease, together with three other siblings. Unable to walk, RJ continues to persevere and taught himself how to paint by watching YouTube videos. He was excited to design the 2022 calendar to help other vulnerable children through the UNWG. In his words, “despite the pandemic, we will stay connected with each other. We still stay strong and happy. Always think that there is HOPE.”  


The 2022 Ct costs $15.00. Together with other items, it is sold at the UNWG Shop located in the Visitors’ Centre of the UN in New York as well as through mail orders at Payment can be made through PayPal.


Calendar Launching 2021 

The 2021 Calendar towel launching ceremony took place on December 17, 2020.

This year's artwork was designed by Ana Soto, a well known artist who was born in Argentina and resides in New York, USA.  Ana has been recognized for her pictorial work which has been widely exhibited in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and at the Museum of the Vatican City.  Her art has been displayed in several museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection Museum, and the Museum of the City of New York. Ana is currently an Art Consultant with the NYC Public Schools. 

Calendar Launching

September 6, 2019

The 2020 Calendar Towel launching ceremony took place on September 6, 2019. This year's design is by Ana Soto. 

United Nations International Bazaar 2019

May 2, 2019

United Nations International Bazaar was held on May 2nd, 2019 in the North East Lobby at the United Nations Headquarters, New York. Our four groups participated as well as many missions, contributing delicious international foods, items, art and raffle prizes. We were joined by ambassadors and special guests from different countries. 

UNWG Annual General Meeting 2019

February 26, 2019

​United Nations Women's Guild Annual General Meeting was held on February 26, 2019. Raunaque Jahan (Ranu Ferdous) was elected as our new president. Following the AGM, we had a luncheon at the delegates dining room.  

United Nations Kids Day 2019

February 20, 2019

The United Nations celebrated UN Kids Day on February 20, 2019. UNWG participated with various programs including coloring, painting, art class and face painting! We asked the kids to answer the question, "How can the UN help vulnerable kids around the world?" See photos from the event to see their wonderful answers. 

UNWG Annual General Meeting 2018


United Nations Women's Guild Annual General Meeting 

The AGM on will be held on 22 February in Conference room E from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Luncheon after the AGM at the Delegates Dining Room ($36pp) does not include beverages.

UNWG 2019 Calendar Towel Design Contest

The deadline for submitting entries for 2019 is Wednesday, 28 February 2018.​


The Calendar Towel design contest was started in 1963 and the Guild has in its possession samples of calendar towel designs for the past 55 years.

Please see images in our photo gallery. Each year we ask artists to compete in designing similar images for the Calendar Towel of the coming year. These towels are on sale at the Guild's Gift Store in the United Nations Visitor's Centre. Towels may be ordered by mail or on our website.

Please see the entry form provided on this site if you wish to enter the contest for 2019. All funds raised by the Guild are for the support of projects for children in vulnerable situations all over the world, therefore there is no compensation or prize to the winner. A launch event for the winning calendar design takes place at the UN Headquarters each autumn. At this event the winning designer is our special guest. The designer's bio and the event will be posted on our website. Guidelines for the Calendar Towel contest can be found here. Please submit your entry to as soon as possible. Click the button below to download the entry form. 

UNWG efforts to alleviate the suffering of children in refugee camps.

With the Balsam Project located in the border of Turkey, UNWG joined a world effort to alleviate the suffering of children living in refugee camps.  By allocating funds to the project,  we are contributing to cover part of their basic needs such as food, health, shelter, and education.

UNWG Projects and Art Exhibition

December 7, 2015

"Mandalas of Hope"



In commemoration of the United Nations 70th Anniversary the United Nations Women’s Guild presented "Mandalas of Hope", the Children's Projects and Art Ehibition which will took place from 7 to 11 December 2015 at the passageway between Vienna Cafe and Visitor's Center.

United Nations International Bazaar

"Shop for Charity," May 20th, 2014.

Mrs. Ban Soon-taek and the  United Nations Women’s Organizations & Permanent Missions to the UN are proud to present the United Nations International Bazaar. It will be held in the United Nations Rose Garden on Tuesday, May 20th from 10:30AM to 4:00PM.  There will be exotic food and beverages, hand-crafted items, and a raffle drawing. All proceeds go to benefit the Central Emergency Relief Fund and children's projects throughout the world.


Raffle tickets are available at $5 each. Click here to view a list of prizes available for the raffle!


Click the button below to download the Bazaar flyer. Thank you.

Thousands of Syrian children fleeing country alone, UN agency warns.

September 20, 2013

Over half of Syrian refugees in Lebanon are children…..

20 September 2013 – More than 4,000 Syrian children have crossed borders into neighbouring countries without parents or adult relatives, the United Nations children’s agency said today, warning that without the protection of guardians, they remain extraordinarily vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) spokesperson Marixie Mercado told journalists in Geneva that many of the children “were working to provide income back to families, and were desperate to get back to school.”


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