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Attend UN Commission on the Status of Women Events

An Invitation to LWV members for
the Commission on the Status of Women Events (CSW61)
at the United Nations
March 13-24, 2017

The focus of the United Nations turns toward women and gender issues during the sixty first session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York, March 13-24, 2017. The priority theme of the meetings will be ‘Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work’. Meetings and events will also discuss the ‘Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Sustainable Development goals for women and girls’. The 2030 sustainable development goals and targets include gender equality and empowering women and girls.

The League of Women Voters of the United States has been an active participant in the meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN since its inception, presenting and commenting at Commission meetings, sponsoring panels and events, and having League members involved and in attendance. Most events are free, but attendees must be registered with either UN WOMEN, to attend the Commission meetings inside the UN and/ or NGO CSW New York Forum to attend the external parallel events. The NGO CSW/NY supports the work of the UN Commission on the Status of Women and UN Women.

Pre-registration for LWV UN Delegates: The League can register (November 11, 2016-January 27, 2017) up to 20 members to attend Commission meetings and events in the UN. League registered delegates should plan on attending several days of events and coordinating activities with the LWVUS UN Observers.

Contact Suzanne Stassevitch at smstass@mac.com if you’re interested in attending as a LWV UN Delegate. LWV delegates should also self-register with NGOCSW NY Forum (see below).

All League members can self-register here to attend more than 450 NGO CSW events, panels and trainings conducted outside the UN complex and in parallel with the Commission meetings. Registration is open November 28, 2016 – March 3, 2017. We encourage you to notify the LWVUS UN Observers if you plan to attend, so we can invite you to attend LWV events and join us informal chats about the events during the CSW61 meetings. Please contact Suzanne Stassevitch, at smstass@mac.com for more information.
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