An election is due to be held in 2016 to select the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, to succeed Ban Ki-moon, whose term will conclude on 31 December 2016. There are few rules governing the selection of the Secretary-General. The only guiding text is Article 97 of the United Nations Charter, which states that “The Secretary-General shall… Read More


Save the date: High-Level Political Forum side eventLeaving No One Behind A Human Rights Approach to Combating Inequalities and Discrimination Where: Conference Room 11, United Nations Headquarters, New York When: July 12, 1:15-2:30pm As economic inequality reaches a historic high, exacerbating multiple, enmeshed forms of discrimination, states, UN agencies, and civil society must put equality… Read More


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment to provide thought leadership and mobilize concrete actions aimed at closing economic gender gaps that persist around the world. The Panel will provide recommendations for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to improve economic outcomes for women and… Read More


  Greetings, people of ASEAN. The ASEAN Peoples Forum  are happy to invite all NGOs and CSOs to join them for the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN Peoples’ Forum 2016. to be held in Dili, Timor-Leste. Details of the conference are as follows: Date    : 2nd – 5th August 2016 Venue : Dili Convention Center (Centru… Read More


#CSW60 – Second week and 3rd draft on Negotiated Document For the last few days, there have been long hours of sitting around waiting to hear what is happening in the conference room on different aspects of the negotiated document. Small groups working on different aspects of language huddle around seats in the seating space… Read More