ICJW is actively involved in the NGO Committee on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York, a Committee of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations.
Every year, the Committee organizes the NGO Consultation Day in preparation for the UN Commission on the Status of Women sessions that take place in February/March. By bringing together activists from around the world for two weeks at the United Nations, the NGO CSW, NY is effective in networking, sharing strategies and best practices, lobbying governments encouraging them to implement resolutions, treaties they have signed and to allocate necessary resources. The NGO CSW, NY brings NGO representatives together to caucus, issue joint statements and provide wording for the Agreed Conclusions of the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
The Committee also organizes CEDAW sessions, an annual Luncheon to honor Women Ambassadors to the UN, and runs an internship program to help with the above activities.
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