Join WILPF at the Commission on the Status of Women February/March 2008 in New York
The WILPF-UN Office in New York welcomed WILPF members to New York City to participate in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) taking place 25 February - 7 March 2008.
This year's main theme on which governments negotiated policy is:
"Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women." The Commission also reviewied the implementation of previous CSW agreed policy on "Women's equal participation in conflict prevention, management and conflict resolution and in post-conflict peace-building" adopted at the 2004 CSW, to identify remaining gaps and challenges.
Both themes presented an excellent opportunity for WILPFers. Our work on the first theme focused on the opportunity costs for gender equality of military spending and we look forward to WILPF sections looking at this issue in their own countries. We will be sending more information about our approach to these themes.
If you would like more information..
SEND an email to sam(at)peacewomen.org :
- your full name,
- all contact information (email address, mailing addresss and phone number)
- Section and branch information
We will be developing our own web pages with information on the CSW so please visit http://www.peacewomen.org
Also for now, please visit the official UN website for more information: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/52sess.htm
For information on the Review theme from 2004 please visit: http://www.peacewomen.org/un/ecosoc/CSW/CSW2004.html
Governments will be reviewing their implementation of these commitments on women's participation:
WILPF UN Office