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Kimberly Weichel
Advisory Council Chair

Kimberly Weichel has had 30 years professional experience working in leadership positions in the fields of peacebuilding, development and gender in many countries. As CEO of Peace X Peace, an international women’s peacebuilding and leadership organization, Kim managed a network of 30,000 peacebuilders in 125 countries.

Kim has had a long background working with UN agencies and associations, serving in leadership positions with several UNA chapters over the past 26 years. She has been a consultant with UN Women and has collaborated with UNICEF, UN Foundation, and produced radio programs for UN Radio. She began her UNA involvement in 1992 when she joined the board of the San Francisco chapter, and became vice president and then president until 2009 when she moved with her family to the Washington DC area. She was also president of the Marin County, CA, chapter for 5 years. She wrote and published regular Op Ed articles on UN Days and gave talks about the work of UN agencies at schools, Rotary Clubs and conferences. She was the UN and Global Affairs Correspondent for Positive Spin TV, broadcast to 10 million viewers internationally, for seven years.

Kim participates in the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the UN and participated in the Post 2015 Summit. She has served as the Chair of the Advisory Council for the past 2 years, is active with the DC Cities for CEDAW initiative, served on the SDG Task Force and participates with UNA Women. She has taught several courses on the UN at American University with Ambassador Don Bliss. She continues to be a mentor and speaker in the UNA Fellows program. She is a published author, educator, facilitator, mentor and trainer.

Vision Statement: The UNA NCA Advisory Council (AC) is a dynamic and talented group of respected leaders in the community that provide assistance in the ongoing work and outreach of UNA NCA,  As AC Chair, I am in regular dialogue with the staff and board to determine needs of the chapter and provide the link with AC members to match these needs and skills. I will continue to reach out to AC members to engage them in a variety of activities of the Chapter, including as mentors, speakers, resource specialists, authors, and advocates to support the ongoing activities, standing committees, task forces and special events of the Chapter. I will work to expand AC membership in the areas of diplomacy, international affairs, international development, peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance and human rights, and ensure wide diversity.  I will encourage full participation through regular communication, and work with the chapter to be sure that AC members are invited to several gatherings a year where they can meet and connect with other members as well as staff and board