Young Professionals (YP) Program
The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) wants all Americans to understand more about the vital work that the United Nations (UN) does.
The UNA, a program of the UN Foundation, is a grassroots member organization that mobilizes Americans to support the principles and work of the UN. UNA-USA has a national network of 125 chapters, and is the largest network of advocates and supporters of the UN in the world.
Membership to UNA-USA is your connection to the UN. Our Westchester Chapter is involved in public programs such as the UN Day event on October 23, 2016 at the YWCA in White Plains, NY and the International Women’s Day program on March 5, 2017 that seeks to engage local citizens, especially young people, in the work of the
UN and its partners. We also deliver educational programs about the UN for third graders in Yonkers and for high school students in Mount Vernon. In 2016 we supported the Westchester
Model UN Conference in Hastings, UN Clubs in Sleepy Hollow and Mount Vernon, and the Model UN training program at Mercy College.
As active members of UNA-USA, Young Professionals are committed to fostering international cooperation and community education on international affairs. Young Professional groups work locally throughout the United States to promote and implement education projects,
advocate for a strong US-UN relationship, and participate in professional development opportunities.
Young Professionals are typically between the ages of 21-35, and are involved in diverse fields such as law, education, business, nonprofits, the arts, and government.
Help us in making our YP Program a success!
Paul Anthony Presendieu
Chairman, Young Professionals (YP) Program
UNA-USA Westchester Chapter
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JOIN OUR NEW ONLINE YP GROUP!
We are excited to begin our new online group for YP! To learn more about future events and programs, find us on Facebook!
The Mission for UNA Westchester Young Professionals (YP) is to create a team of talented and motivated individuals to spread awareness of work of the United Nations. We plan to do this through:
As a member of the YP Program, you will be engaged in a valuable service as an advocate in your area. You will be a young ambassador of UN’s message of peace, cooperation, and collaboration.
Paul Anthony Presendieu is an accomplished young professional in Westchester County, New York. He is committed to uplifting individuals of all socioeconomic backgrounds as the son of Colombian and Haitian immigrants. He currently supports the Federated Conservationists of Westchester County as their Student Network Coordinator, and Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project as a Chapter Chair and a member of the National Youth Working Group.
Paul has received numerous accolades throughout his tenure of volunteerism. In 2015 he was named a recipient of the Westchester County Government’s Earth Day Award for reestablishing an observance of Earth Day at SUNY Westchester Community College. In 2018 he was named a Top 22 under 30 young professional Wunderkind by Westchester Magazine, a recipient of the Westchester County Board of Health’s J.R. Tesone Youth Public Health Service Award and was named a New York State top 40 under 40 Latino Rising Star by the Hispanic Coalition of New York Inc.
Paul currently attends SUNY Westchester Community College where he is taking classes under the environmental science curriculum as a Student Alumnus to transfer to SUNY Purchase to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies. Paul’s long-term goal is to pursue becoming an Environmental Attorney at PACE University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law in White Plains, New York.