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Jill Tardiff
Jill A. Tardiff 

Dear WNBA Member,Top 


The Women's National Book Association (WNBA) has been a non-governmental organization affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI) since 1959. During the first four decades, Beatrice James, Helen Wessells Hettinger, Rose Eichelberger, Claire Friedland, and Sally Wecksler represented the WNBA. Our current NGO Representatives at the United Nations Department of Public Information team includes Jill A. Tardiff (Main Representative/WNBA-NYC), Marilyn Berkman (First Alternate/WNBA-NYC), Dena Mekawi (Youth Representative/Pace University), and Caitlin Morrow (Youth Representative/Pace University). Past Alternate: Nancy Stewart (WNBA-Nashville); Past Youth Representatives: Diana Cavallo and Jenna Vaccaro.


As a NGO affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information, the WNBA must meet the following four criteria in order to remain a member in good standing (via Annual Review).

  • Share the ideals of the UN Charter.
  • Operate solely on a not-for-profit basis.
  • Have a demonstrated interest in United Nations issues and proven ability to reach large or specialized audiences, such as educators, media representatives, policy makers and the business community.
  • Have the commitment and means to conduct effective information programmes about UN activities by publishing newsletters, bulletins, pamphlets; organizing conferences, seminars and roundtables; and enlisting the cooperation of the media.

Position to commence upon approval of the Association's Annual Review by the Department of Public Information on/around March 1.


Curious? Then contact for details: Jill A. Tardiff, jill.tardiff@gmail.com on/before January 19.


Read more about the Women's National Book Association at the United Nations:




Jill A. Tardiff (NYC) 

WNBA NGO Main Representative at the United Nations (UN) 

Department of Public Information (DPI)


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