Invite: 14 March CSW61 Forum Reception NGO CSW 61 Forum: Reception Tuesday, 14 March 6:00 to 8:00 pm The NGO CSW Forum Reception will be held at Rosenthal Pavilion, NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square S New York, NY 10012. Reception Tips Please download and bring your ticket so you do not have to wait on… Read More

  25 February 2017, CSW Webinar – Asia Want to learn more about the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) – This one hour training will help to build the capacity of NGO’s and women’s human rights activists to advocate for the rights and empowerment of women and girls.  The UN CSW is the… Read More

  The Second Annual Youth Forum at the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Sat & Sun March 2017 UN Women and the UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development’s Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality are pleased to announce the Second Annual Youth Forum at the 61st Session of… Read More

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with civil society as Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force The Paris Agreement to address climate change, adopted by world leaders last December at the Climate Conference in Paris (COP21), officially entered into force on 4 November.  To commemorate this historic day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited… Read More

    Getting Ready for CSW61, what you need to know! It’s that time of year again and NGO CSW/NY membership has already begun planning for the NGO CSW61 Forum. Updates from UN Women: CSW61 Themes: Priority Theme: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work Review Theme: Challenges & achievements in the implementation… Read More

António Guterres to be next UN secretary general Security council agrees, in surprisingly quick decision, that former Portuguese PM will succeed Ban Ki-moon at start of 2017 António Guterres, the former Portuguese prime minister, will be the next UN secretary general, after the security council agreed he should replace Ban Ki-moon at the beginning of… Read More

Preamble We are a diverse group of young feminist advocates, gathered in New York at the Sixtieth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), working for gender, reproductive,  economic,  ecological,  and social justice and political transformation.  We applaud the commitments  governments  have made under the Beijing Declaration  and Platform for Action  and… Read More

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