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May 17

May 22, 2017

The Critical Moment

By cswngo /

In an unassuming conference room on the lower floor of the United Nations building, seven men and women sat in a u-shaped circle facing one another. H.E. Jerry Matthews Matjila, the permanent representative of South Africa and also the session chair, remarked wryly that when it comes to dialogues about Security Sector Reform (SSR) it's almost always the same group of people in the room. - Paige Higbie

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May 17

May 18, 2017

Lessons of NGO CSW: The Power of Collectivism

By cswngo /

I am leaving NGO CSW full of hope in the passion and advocacy work of the people around me and in my own desire to drive forward change for women. NGO CSW’s work goes beyond its forum in March

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May 17

May 18, 2017

NGO CSW – Thoughts and Reflections

By cswngo /

Getting the chance to intern at NGO Committee on the Status of Women, especially in my last year of school,...

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May 17

May 17, 2017

Intergenerational Solutions to Public Health and Welfare Problems

By cswngo /

“The time has come on aging issues” said Rosemary Lane at the NGO Committee on Ageing’s monthly meeting. Previously on...

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May 17

May 17, 2017

NGO UNHRC on Migration

By cswngo /

The NGO Committee on Migration hosted a discussion during their monthly meeting on improving frameworks to support migration in member states. The speakers included Ms. Ninette Kelley, Director of the New York Office of UNHCR, Mr. Ashraf El Nour, Permanent Representative of IOM to the UN– New York, and Ms. Dizery Salim, Adviser at the Delegation of the International Federation of the Red Cross to the UN.

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May 17

May 16, 2017

Great Adventures with NGO CSW/NY

By cswngo /

Without a doubt, the NGO CSW/NY internship was my best internship experience. I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve as Advocacy and Administrative Intern... - By Sasha Aultman

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May 17

May 7, 2017

UN Women in Mexico

By cswngo /

One of the inspirational “Youth Learning Series Brownbag” meetings was held to demonstrate the incredible progress that Mexico is achieving in terms of women’s rights and women’s empowerment. Mr. Francisco J. Carrasco, Citizen of Honor by Youth Institute of Puebla City, Mexico, a youth champion and young male feminist, shared with us many of the challenges that he has found in his career fighting for women’s rights since he finished his studies in International Relations at University of La Puebla, in Mexico. -By Pilar Gallardo

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Apr 17

April 28, 2017

Keeping Mali Women in Mind

By cswngo /

Update on the Situation in Mali The Security Council Chamber recently held a meeting at the United Nations updating member...

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Apr 17

April 28, 2017

Data and the Aging

By cswngo /

The NGO for the Committee on the Aging held an event to review data findings at the World Data Forum, and analyze how the elderly are being included in data findings and goals.

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Apr 17

April 24, 2017

How do I describe 8 months at NGO CSW/NY?

By cswngo /

First and foremost, in multitudes. My first month at NGO CSW/NY was the first time I had ever been to the UN. In some ways, I’ll always be that girl from Chicago. Yeah, I geeked out for a bit. But the quality and frequency of interesting meetings was one of the greatest take always from my experience. I saw what diplomacy looks like. I got a shiny blue badge, and I got to hear the latest perspectives on modern political issues, even if sometimes if it was behind the research. - Nikki Trutter

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