You could be headed to the United Nations!

The United Religions Initiative has a longstanding relationship with the United Nations and this year we are proud to sponsor URI North America members to travel to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week!

To apply to participate, fill out the form below or click here.

Want a better idea of what this trip could mean for you? Read through some of the reflections from the past two delegations to the United Nations:

Details of This Year’s Trip:

  • The trip to New York will include an experience at the United Nations with URI UN Representative Monica Willard. It is likely that this will include a public opportunity for participants to share about the work of their Cooperation Circle.
  • URI North America will provide a trip for three members of three different North America Cooperation Circles or Affiliates to the United Nations in New York, NY.
  • It is our hope to fully fund the trip for participants. The details will be announced privately to trip participants.
  • The duration and exact dates of the trip have not yet been determined; however, the general time frame is February 1 – 13.
  • Participants will be selected by members of the URI North America Leadership Council.
  • Priority consideration will be given to youth.


  • The applicant must be a member of a URI North America Cooperation Circle or Affiliates.
  • The applicant must have celebrated/commemorated International Day of Peace 2017.
  • The applicant, or someone from their Cooperation Circle/Affiliate, must have submitted a report of this celebration/commemoration to URI. (All reports received are represented here.  If you celebrated International Day of Peace and still need to send in your report, please email .)
  • The application form must be submitted by 9 am (EST) on January 2, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the results by January 9.
  • Please email with any questions.