CSW 2019 Deadlines

 

Dear Feminists!

Even though it feels months away, there are already important upcoming deadlines for CSW 2019 (11 to 22 March 2019)!

Full information about NGO participation can be found here: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/ngo-participation.

CSW63 registration for NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will be open online via the United Nations Indico registration system from 9 October 2018 to 27 January 2019.

Submission of written statements will be open for NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC from 1 October to 22 October 2018 via United Nations CSO-net. The link to the sign-up form will be posted here on 1 October 2018.

Sign up for NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC to express interest in delivering an oral statement during the general discussion will be open online from 24 January to 18 February 2019. The link to the sign-up form will be posted here on 24 January 2019.

Sign up for NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC wishing to express interest in intervening from the floor during an interactive panel will be open online from 24 January until 18 February 2019. The link to the sign-up form will be posted here on 24 January 2019.

The Expert Group Meeting for CSW 2019 recently took place in New York and information about it, including two background papers and the program of work, can be found here: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw63-2019/preparations#expert-group-meeting.

 

Vale Kofi Anan

We are sad to report on the passing of Kofi Annan.

Statement by the Secretary-General on the passing of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good. It is with profound sadness that I learned of his passing. In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations. He rose through the ranks to lead the organization into the new millennium with matchless dignity and determination.

Like so many, I was proud to call Kofi Annan a good friend and mentor. I was deeply honoured by his trust in selecting me to serve as UN High Commissioner for Refugees under his leadership. He remained someone I could always turn to for counsel and wisdom — and I know I was not alone. He provided people everywhere with a space for dialogue, a place for problem-solving and a path to a better world. In these turbulent and trying times, he never stopped working to give life to the values of the United Nations Charter. His legacy will remain a true inspiration for all of us.

My heartfelt condolences to Nane Annan, their beloved family, and all who mourn the loss of this proud son of Africa who became a global champion for peace and all humanity.

New York, 18 August 2018