In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The National Council of Women of Canada is an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) and is a member of the ICW (International Council of Women) which has Consultative Status (Category I) at the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The NCWC has Consultative Status (Category II) at the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Each year we send a delegation to the meetings of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York in March.
News from UN Women
UN Women at the UN General Assembly 2020 – In a pandemic world, where does gender equality fit in?
Report on 50th Anniversary of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women:
UN CSW Session 2021
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW): Notice about the CSW64/Beijing+25 (2021) – The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place from 15 to 26 March 2021. In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, and taking into account the latest guidance from the United Nations Secretary-General and the World Health Organization (WHO), CSW65 took place in a hybrid format with mostly virtual meetings.
NCWC co-sponsored two events during this session: Women, Peace and Security and Dual Pandemic: Violence Against Women.
Call For Nominations
Call for Nominations for the CSW’s General Assembly, 6-11 September 2021, Avignon, France and the Nominations Form GA 2021. Contact Daniela Chivu, Convenor, Citizenship, Immigration and Global Affairs, NCWC (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or concerns with the registration process.
Guide Book: Guide Book to UN CSW65, 2021
Submission to Government: NCWC and ICW – PRE-BUDGET LETTER TO GOVERNMENT-February 2021
The NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum 2021
✨The NGO CSW65 Forum took place from March 14 to 26, 2021.
Although the Forum was entirely online this year, members were able to participate in all the things that make the Forum great. For example, Consultation Day, conversation circles, regional caucuses, and the virtual Artisan Fair, plus new features like a digital Exhibit Hall and the Public Forum. They were also able to connect with other attendees, network, and promote their work.
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