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Graduate Student Sophia Caporusso Co-Authors Statements Published by UN

Social work graduate student Sophia Caporusso recently co-authored two statements that were accepted and published by the United Nations (UN), alongside associate professors in the School of Social Work, Anne Deepak, Ph.D., and Michael Cronin, Ph.D.

The statements were submitted by the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) UN North America team to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and to the Commission for Social Development (CsocD).

Each statement was accepted by the respective commission in advance of the scheduled meetings in February and March, and are now part of the public submissions of all UN-accredited, non-governmental organizations (NGO) that were also accepted.

Caporusso co-wrote both statements as an intern with the IFSW UN team. Deepak, an IFSW UN team member, served as the lead on the CsocD statement, and Cronin, Monmouth University’s graduate social work program director and IFSW UN commissioner of North America, provided feedback and support throughout the process.

The IFSW UN team is currently organizing virtual events that will coincide with the commission meetings. The CsocD side panel event will take place on Feb. 9, from 9:45-11 a.m., and the CSW parallel event will take place on March 14, from 12:30-2 p.m.

The events are free of cost. Those interested in attending must register. For more information about the events, please contact Deepak at

Additionally, Caporusso and Deepak have joined the NGO, Committee for Financing for Development and will be participating in two of the committee’s work groups—Social Protection and Climate Finance. Deepak will be co-leading the Social Protection group, while both Caporusso and Deepak will present on the IFSW and the People’s Charter.