Call for Applications: Participation of Civil Society Representatives in the 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

January 23, 2023
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Event Details

06 - 17 March 2023

New York, USA

The UN Country Team will support the participation of representatives of Nepali Civil Society in the 67th   Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, organized at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 6-17 March 2023.

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was established by Council resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946.

The 67th Session of the CSW will be organized at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York from 6-17 March 2023. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are welcome to attend the session.

This year, the priority and review themes of the 67th CSW (2023) are as follows:

  • Priority theme: Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls
  • Review theme: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls (agreed conclusions of the sixty-second session)

The twelve-day session will include a ministerial segment with round tables and other high-level interactive dialogues, a general discussion and a series of interactive events. Stakeholders will organize many side events to draw attention to critical aspects of the work on gender equality. Details are available at: https://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw67-2023

The UN Country Team (UNCT) in Nepal will coordinate and facilitate the participation of Nepali Civil Society representatives to participate in the 67th Session of the CSW and will support for the maximum of 7 days. Thus, UNCT Nepal invites applications from interested candidates representing diverse Civil Society Organization including youth advocates in Nepal (including those who have already requested the support to UN agencies in Nepal for the 67th  session of the CSW). Priority will be given to the applicants who have not received support so far.

To apply for support to attend the 67th Session of the CSW in New York, applicants are expected to submit (1) an updated resume (not exceeding 3 pages), (2) confirmation of the invitation to attend the CSW, and (3) a short essay (maximum 500 words), in English, explaining how you plan to use this opportunity, how this will add value to the ongoing work in relation to the current challenges with the CSW’s current priority theme.

The selection of candidates will be based on the potential to contribute in realizing gender equality, empowerment of women and girls and marginalized groups in connection with Agenda 2030 in Nepal. We encourage the application from diverse civil society working at local, provincial and at federal level. 

Applications must be submitted by February 3, 2023 to Geetanjali Rai at geetanjali.rai@undp.org and Kanchan Tamang at kanchan.tamang@unwomen.org

Read more about the event at: https://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw67-2023