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Four Girl Scouts from Connecticut to Attend Special United Nations Session

December 21, 2009

December 21, 2009- Four Girl Scouts from Connecticut were selected by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to act as delegates for the United Nation's 2010 Commission on the Status of Women session in March, 2010. Girl Scouts Rebecca Beilinson from Southbury, Bree Currier from Portland, Ana Komar from Burlington, and Amber Kountz from Hamden will join more than 5,000 women and girls from around the world to bring the voices of girls and young women to the global stage.

The Girl Scouts were required to fill out an application and include essays on why they believe gender equality is a pressing issue in the 21st century and why they are interested in representing Girl Scouts of the USA at the United Nation's Commission on the Status of Women. The four girls selected were notified by GSUSA on December 12, 2009. "I am thrilled to be chosen as a representative for Girl Scouts at the UN conference on the Commission on the Status of Women," said Ana Komar. "Women's issues, especially gender inequality, are topics that I feel strongly about, as I have seen injustice not only in the U.S., but through my world travels. I can't wait to meet women and girls from around the world to share our life stories, and to share those stories with the Girl Scouts in my council."   

An annual two-week session held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, the Commission on the Status of Women focuses on the state of gender equality around the world. 2010 marks the 54th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women and will be held from March 1-12, 2010. The session will focus on reviewing progress on gender equality since the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. Emphasis will be placed on the sharing of experiences and good practices, with a view to overcoming remaining obstacles and new challenges, including those related to the Millennium Development Goals. 

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