IRSAM's external portfolio allows our members to engage the local and global community through our local volunteer programs and our delegations to the United Nations.
Consultative Status with the UN
Annually IRSAM sends delegations of members to attend both the Commission on Social Development and the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN Headquarters in New York. Through IRSAM's consultative status, our delegates are able to attend commission sessions and NGO briefings, as well as meetings with permanent missions of member states and UN organizations.
Our local outreach program connects IRSAM member with the greater Montreal community through volunteering activities with local charities.
Junior Peacemakers is a program that aims to foster global awareness in elementary school students. Members go around to schools in Montreal, and speak to 5th and 6th-grade students about topics including poverty, human rights, inequality, conflict resolution, and child activism, with hopes of sparking a sense of unity and solidarity in students.