Four Sigma UN liaisons and two youth representatives represent Sigma to the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) and the non-governmental organization community. These positions promote leadership to enhance Sigma member engagement by attending and/or participating in various UN events, program, and activities with the purpose of gathering information to inform and advise the Sigma Global Initiatives department, with the ultimate goal of fulfilling Sigma’s mission.  

2019 Biennial Convention - All UN Reps

2019 Sigma Biennial Convention | Sitting (L to R): Dawn Fitzgerald, United Nations Youth Representative and Valerie Clary-Muronda, United Nations Liaison. Standing (L to R): Pennie Sessler Brandon, United Nations Liaison; Aric Shimek, United Nations Liaison; Connie Sobon Sensor, United Nations Liaison; and Dania Al-Itani, United Nations Youth Representative.

Civl Society Conference - Dania, Aric

Left to right: Dania Al-Itani, Sigma United Nations youth representative, and Aric Shimek, Sigma United Nations liaison, at the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference held 26-28 August 2019.

Pennie Branden

High-Level Political Forum meeting on 17 July 2019.

International Nurses Day at the UN

UN liaisons Connie Sobon Sensor, Pennie Sessler Branden, and Valerie Clary-Muronda attending the UN's International Nurses Day event.

UN High Level Hearing E

Sigma United Nations liaison Pennie Sessler Branden and Valerie Clary-Muronda at the United Nations Interactive Multi-Stakeholder Hearing in preparation for the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on universal health coverage in September.

UN Commission on the Status of Women

Sigma United Nations liaison Pennie Sessler Branden with friends from Mozambique and South Africa at the Commission on the Status of Women orientation session.

UN Commission on the Status of Women

The audience at Sigma's parallel event presentation at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women held March 2019 in New York, New York.

UN Commission on the Status of Women

Sigma United Nations youth representative Dania Al-Itani, Sigma United Nations liaison Aric Shimek, and Sigma United Nations youth representative Dawn Fitzgerald attending Sigma's Commission on the Status of Women parallel event presentation.

UN Commission on the Status of Women

Delta Zeta Chapter members were well represented at Sigma's Commission on the Status of Women parallel event presentation.

UN Commission on the Status of Women

Sigma United Nations liaison Pennie Sessler Branden and Sigma United Nations youth representative Dania Al-Itani attended the United Nations Secretary-General Townhall Meeting.

UN High Level Hearing K

Sigma's representation at the United Nations Interactive Multi-stakeholder Hearing in preparation for the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on universal health coverage in September. The purpose of the hearing was to engage active participation to exchange views on key priorities and discuss best practices as well as challenges. That information will be collated and distributed to those participating in the September meeting so they may plan the best way forward.

Pennie Branden

UN liaison Pennie Sessler Brandon at the United Nations 68th Civil Society Conference Townhall meeting on 18 July 2019.

UN Commission on the Status of Women

Sigma's newest class of United Nations representatives at the 2019 Commission on the Status of Women.

Meet Our United Nations Representatives

Dania Al-Itani

Dania Al-Itani

Sigma United Nations Youth Representative

Pennie Sessler Branden

Pennie Sessler Branden

Sigma United Nations Liaison

Valerie Clary-Muronda

Valerie Clary-Muronda

Sigma United Nations Liaison

Dawn Fitzgerald

Dawn Fitzgerald

Sigma United Nations Youth Representative

Janice E. Hawkins

Janice E. Hawkins

Sigma United Nations Liaison

Aric Shimek

Aric Shimek

Sigma United Nations Liaison