The shrinking space for civil society at the UN and more generally in the world was at the centre of discussions among NGOs at this year’s CSW
Gender parity is essential in the struggle for equality, and it is the best way to overcome the resistance to women’s right that exists everywhere. The Secretary General is preparing a road map to gender parity thoughout the UN System by 2030
NGOs invite the Secretary General of the UN to meet with them during CSW 61 for an open dialogue with women about their concerns in our troubled times and how to strengthen our partnership.
The agreed conclusions do not argue strongly enough that women’s economic empowerment also contributes to achieving other targets.
IAW’s written statement to CSW61 2017 emphasizes that gender equality and women’s economic empowerment are prerequisites for inclusive and sustainable growth