How We Work
The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY supports the work of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). By playing an active role in the UN Community, the NGO CSW/NY advocates for gender architecture reform at the UN, women’s rights and the advancement of women and girls worldwide. In its work with the NGO Committees on the Status of Women in Geneva and Vienna, the NGO CSW/NY supports the Beijing Platform for Action, UN Security Resolution 1325, the Millennium Development Goals, and CEDAW.
Members of the NGO CSW./NY represent approximately 80 organizations that monitor and actively participate at the daily UN events in New York. Every year the NGO CSW/NY organizes the NGO Consultation Day in preparation for the UN Commission on the Status of Women sessions that take place in February/March. In helping to bring together activists from around the world for two weeks at the United Nations, the NGO CSW/NY is effective in networking, sharing strategies and best practices, lobbying governments encouraging them to implement resolutions, treaties they have signed and to allocate necessary resources. The NGO CSW/NY brings NGO representatives together to caucus, issue joint statements and provide wording for the Agreed Conclusions of the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
Additionally, the NGO CSW/NY manages an international listserv that keeps women worldwide apprised of issues throughout the world; these e-mail updates contain information on events, job listings and global women’s issues.