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59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59)

United Nations, New York
09 - 20 March, 2015

The fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9-20 March 2015.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world attend the session.


Pre-registered NGOs: View the NGO advisories with important information about the session. Please download and share the advisories with your representatives. NGO advisories are available in English, French and Spanish:



Themes
The main focus of the session will be on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, including current challenges that affect its implementation and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The Commission will undertake a review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20 years after its adoption at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. The review (Beijing+20) will also include the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly, the first five-year assessment conducted after the adoption of the Platform for Action, which highlighted further actions and initiatives.
The session will also address opportunities for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women in the post-2015 development agenda.

Pre-registration for CSW59 ended on 27 January 2015. Starting 12 February 2015, substitutions of names in CSOnet will be invalid and not honoured for purposes of registration, even though the system permits that practice.

For more information on the session, please visit http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015

For more information on NGO participation, please visit http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/ngo-participation

If you have questions, please contact csw@unwomen.org

Detailed Information
Date 09 - 20 March, 2015
Time
Location United Nations, New York
Organizer UN Women [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
External Link

Comments
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by Befa Women and Child Care Foundation [NGO]
19 May 2015
Our Organization, BEFA Women and Child Care Foundation participated at the conference with 6 representatives. However, we have only 3 representatives recorded on our page. How do we rectify this?

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by Support Home of God (SuhoG) Project [NGO]
8 Mar 2015
Sorry we cannot attend because the US embassy refused issuing us visas. What a shame for us accredited member.

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by Japan National Committee for UN Women [NGO]
2 Mar 2015
Two representatives of our organization (Japan National Committee for UN Women) will carry two grand pass forms duly signed by our President with them. Are we correct in assuming that bogh of them will be given a grand pass and that only one of them will be provided a ticket for the opening session, as only one participant per organization will be allowed to enter the opening session?

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by Shalupe Foundation [NGO]
11 Feb 2015
Hello,

I have sent email regarding "substitutions of names" there 's not link and we would like to substitute 3 people. Kindly respond before the deadline. Regards,

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by Shalupe Foundation [NGO]
12 Feb 2015
I have manually changed the name but not sure it it the correct procedure. Email was sent on february 10th & 11th before the deadline. Regards,

by Shalupe Foundation [NGO]
12 Feb 2015
I have manually changed the name but not sure it it the correct procedure. Email was sent on february 10th & 11th before the deadline. Regards,


by UMATI [NGO]
27 Jan 2015
My name is Lulu Ng'wanakilala from UMATI the Family Planning Association of Tanzania. I am trying to pre register for the CSW 59, but the system would not allow me to do so. Is there any way I can register?

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by UN Women [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
27 Jan 2015
Thank you for your interest in attending the fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59).

We regret however to inform you that only NGOs in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) are eligible to attend annual sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women. We welcome you to view the live webcasts of meetings provided via United Nations Webcast at http://webtv.un.org/

There are many parallel events held outside of the United Nations that do not require membership in an NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC. The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, which is a group of New York-based womenĺs NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC, facilitates hundreds of parallel events that are held at the Church Center at the corner of 44th Street and First Avenue (across the street from the United Nations complex). Please visit its website at http://www.ngocsw.org should you be interested in finding out more.

If your organization wishes to apply for consultative status with ECOSOC, please refer to the website of the NGO Branch of Department of Economic and Social Affairs: http://csonet.org/?menu=83

Please be aware that the accreditation process is lengthy and takes at least several months to complete.

For any questions, please contact us via email at csw@unwomen.org

Best regards,
UN Women


by Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era [NGO]
26 Jan 2015
I work for Dawn, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era.

We understand, that the registration for CSW 59 closes on 27 January NY time.

However, is there a deadline for submitting "substitute names" from the organization? In case, we want to add more names for registration?

Kindly advise.

With thanks,
Ilana Burness
Administrator - DAWN Secretariat, Suva, FIJI.

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by UN Women [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
8 Feb 2015
Dear Ilana. Please complete the substitutions of names before 12 February. Starting 12 February 2015, substitutions of names in CSOnet will be invalid and not honoured for purposes of registration, even though the system permits that practice.

by Widows for Peace through Democracy [NGO]
29 Jan 2015
Great question, please unwomen advise on this.


by Institute of Inter-Balkan Relations [NGO]
23 Jan 2015
Dear UN Women + CSW59: Representatives of Institute of Inter-Balkan Relations wish to thank you for the prompt processing of this online registration. We look forward to this years Schedule of Events and impactful results for all global women.

Georgina Galanis
Institute of Inter-Balkan Relations
In Special Consultative Status

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by African Heritage Foundation Nigeria [NGO]
15 Jan 2015
Greetings to you all the CSW 59 Committee for the conference.

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by Samarthyam [NGO]
13 Jan 2015
This is to inform you we have tried registration of two delegates
There is no pre registration available.. that is the answer we are obtaining from the system upon our attempt to register.. pls. advice and kind attention to this matter..

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by The Bible Hill Youth Club [NGO]
16 Feb 2015
Are you NGO in consultative status with the ECOSOC?

by UN Women [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
23 Jan 2015
Thank you for your interest in attending the fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59).

We regret however to inform you that only NGOs in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) are eligible to attend annual sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women. We welcome you to view the live webcasts of meetings provided via United Nations Webcast at http://webtv.un.org/

There are many parallel events held outside of the United Nations that do not require membership in an NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC. The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, which is a group of New York-based womenĺs NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC, facilitates hundreds of parallel events that are held at the Church Center at the corner of 44th Street and First Avenue (across the street from the United Nations complex). Please visit its website at http://www.ngocsw.org should you be interested in finding out more.

If your organization wishes to apply for consultative status with ECOSOC, please refer to the website of the NGO Branch of Department of Economic and Social Affairs: http://csonet.org/?menu=83

Please be aware that the accreditation process is lengthy and takes at least several months to complete.

For any questions, please contact us via email at csw@unwomen.org

Best regards,
UN Women


by Union Internationale des Voyageurs [NGO]
12 Jan 2015
Dear The CSW 59 Committee for the conference,
Our Members are ready to register and participate for the CSW 59 as we are used needed to participate regular;y but about any time requesting for Visa, we get a rejection from USA Embassy to deliver Visa to participants . We wonder what is going on with this system of delivering Visa. While we look forward to contribute quantitatively and qualitatively to the CSW 59 at this critical junction, while the world is preparing for the SDGs and we too. There is any solution to convince USA Embassy to deliver visa to accredited NGO with UN to participate UN conferences?
Mr Nabe Kanfiegue

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by European Association for the Advancement of Social Sciences [NGO]
5 Jan 2015
Dear all,
We are trying to register for the CSW 59 as we are used to participate regular;y but we get an automatic answer, there is no participation available for this even online. . we wonder what is going on with the system. While we look forward to contribute quantitatively and qualitatively to the CSW 59 at this critical junction, while the world is preparing for the SDGs..

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by UN Women [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
23 Jan 2015
Thank you for your interest in attending the fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59).

We regret however to inform you that only NGOs in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) are eligible to attend annual sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women. We welcome you to view the live webcasts of meetings provided via United Nations Webcast at http://webtv.un.org/

There are many parallel events held outside of the United Nations that do not require membership in an NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC. The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, which is a group of New York-based womenĺs NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC, facilitates hundreds of parallel events that are held at the Church Center at the corner of 44th Street and First Avenue (across the street from the United Nations complex). Please visit its website at http://www.ngocsw.org should you be interested in finding out more.

If your organization wishes to apply for consultative status with ECOSOC, please refer to the website of the NGO Branch of Department of Economic and Social Affairs: http://csonet.org/?menu=83

Please be aware that the accreditation process is lengthy and takes at least several months to complete.

For any questions, please contact us via email at csw@unwomen.org

Best regards,
UN Women

by European Association for the Advancement of Social Sciences [NGO]
8 Jan 2015
There is no pre registration available.. that is the answer we are obtaining from the system upon our attempt to register.. pls. advice and kind attention to this matter..
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by Global Partnership for Local Action [NGO]
8 Jan 2015
Sorry is not a matter of date and deadline, is a matter of we are not able to access the site.. it was stated that in RED
"Please note that there is no online pre-registration available for this event."
There is a technical problem and so the NGOs office has to attend to it.lThanks for your kind reply, but we need a reply for the technical office of the NGOs

by Association de la jeunesse Congolaise pour le developpement [NGO]
8 Jan 2015
Dear. Ngo
The registration to this meeting,is already open from november 11to january 27.
Please go to the website. www.unwomen. org
Thanks


by International Mahavira Jain Mission [NGO]
26 Nov 2014

looking forward to participate in this event, gender equality and empowerment is essential to all women around the world.

Shilpa
International Mahavira Jain Mission

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by Association de la jeunesse Congolaise pour le developpement [NGO]
8 Jan 2015
Dear. Ngo
This event is a mission to all women in the world.
Thanks


by Women for Women, A Research & Study Group [NGO]
17 Nov 2014
No preregistration form available on line for participating during the upcoming session on 9-20 March 2015. Though it was informed that from 11th November it will be available.

Zakia K Hassan
President
Women For Women-A Research & Study Group

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by UN Women [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
23 Jan 2015
Thank you for your interest in attending the fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59).

We regret however to inform you that only NGOs in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) are eligible to attend annual sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women. We welcome you to view the live webcasts of meetings provided via United Nations Webcast at http://webtv.un.org/

There are many parallel events held outside of the United Nations that do not require membership in an NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC. The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, which is a group of New York-based womenĺs NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC, facilitates hundreds of parallel events that are held at the Church Center at the corner of 44th Street and First Avenue (across the street from the United Nations complex). Please visit its website at http://www.ngocsw.org should you be interested in finding out more.

If your organization wishes to apply for consultative status with ECOSOC, please refer to the website of the NGO Branch of Department of Economic and Social Affairs: http://csonet.org/?menu=83

Please be aware that the accreditation process is lengthy and takes at least several months to complete.

For any questions, please contact us via email at csw@unwomen.org

Best regards,
UN Women


by World Youth Foundation [NGO]
24 Oct 2014
We are now witnessing the largest youth bulge in history. Over half the worlds population is now under thirty, with the majority living in developing and middle-income countries.Women make up 70% of the world's one billion poorest people.


A youthful population can be source of creativity, innovation and growth but only if employed and engaged in their societies. Unfortunately, for much of the world's young people, reality is very different.

A number of hurdles prevent young women from contributing as productive, socially responsible citizens. One of them is many young women still do not have access to education. Not being educated means they have poor skills, poor employment limits their transition to adulthood and political obstacles limit their voice and participation

Millions of women continue to live in poverty, their lives are a litany of injustice, discrimination and obstacles that get in the way of achieving their basic needs of good health, safe childbirth, education and employment. Overcoming these inequalities and ensuring that women benefit from development requires that the needs and desires are not only taken into account, but be put front and centre.

The longer women are excluded from participating in their economic and political systems, the further we are from realizing a world of gender equality. The post 2015 agenda must seriously start focusing on the issues that affect women especially young women which is critical for any post-2015 framework. Where do we start?

We start with a strong binding document that binds governments. If this agenda is to become a reality we must make governments accountable. NGOs and civil society can do so much but without the help of governments we are not going to achieve much. There must be a strong political will, clear deadlines and a set time table.


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by Actions communautaires pour le dÚveloppement integral [NGO]
28 Jan 2015
En marge de 59Ŕ session des nations unies sur la condition de la femme,notre association Actions communautaires pour le dÚveloppement integral organise le 25 fevrier 2015, une conference sur l'autonomisation de la femme congolaise dans l'ÚgalitÚ de sexes et le developpement durable.L'accent sera mis sur l'education de la jeune fille et la formation des femmes pour le rendre autonome et participer ainsi au developpement de notre pays la RDC; Nous avons souscrit Ó la prÚ-inscription de nos dÚlÚguÚs pour y participer Ó cette rencontre de haute portÚe mondiale/

by Association de la jeunesse Congolaise pour le developpement [NGO]
8 Jan 2015
Dear Ngo
We need your presence to the meeting
Thanks



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