Welcome to the UNWG website.
The purpose of the Guild shall be to assist children in need and/or mother-child care programs throughout the world, and to serve as a mutual bond and center of interest for women connected with the United Nations Organizations around the world.
Children's CreedThere shall be peace on earth,
but not until
All children daily eat their fill,
go warmly against the winter wind
And learn their lessons
with a tranquil mind.
And thus released from hunger
fear and need,
Regardless of their color race or creed,
Look upward smiling
to the skies.
Their faith in life reflected in their eyes .
Photo OP with Mrs. Ban
On 6 September, 2012, members of the United Nations Women's Guild were presented with a rare opportunity to take photos with Mrs. Yoo (Ban) Soon-taek, the Secretary General's wife.
Calendar Towel for 2013
The United Nations Women’s Guild is a voluntary organization of women connected to the United Nations that works for the benefit of needy children around the world. The Guild, a non-profit, charitable organization has been sustaining small programs and raising funds for children in need mainly in developing countries for over 63 years. Your purchase of this Calendar Towel, which is sold along with other items at the UNWG Gift Shop located in the visitors' section at United Nations Headquarters in New York, as well as through mail orders, enables UNWG to continue this important work.
The Calendar Towel for 2013 was designed by Arjen Boorsma who as a child of UN parents grew up in Jerusalem, Somalia, Afghanistan and Tanzania. After a successful 17-year career as a corporate lawyer, he followed his dream and graduated with honors from the Arnhem Academy of Fine Arts in the Netherlands in 2005. He presently produces corporate videos and works on his own art projects. The towel, Arbol de Vida (Tree of Life), was inspired by his travels through Mexico.