The UN Country Team will support the participation of representatives of Nepali Civil Society in the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, organized at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11-22 March 2019

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), it was established by Council resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946.

The 63rd Session of the CSW will be organized at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York from 11-22 March 2019. 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 Commission will address as its priority theme ‘Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls’. In addition, the Commission will review the theme from the 16th session of the CSW: “Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development”.

In accordance with its multi-year programme of work (ECOSOC resolution 2016/3) the two weeks session will include Ministerial Round Table on the priority theme in two parallel meetings. Stakeholders will organize a variety of side events to discuss themes of the Commission and other critical gender equality issues of Member States.

The UN Country Team (UNCT) in Nepal will coordinate and facilitate the participation of Nepali Civil Society representatives to participate in the 63rd Session of the CSW. And will support for the maximum of 7 days. Thus, UNCT Nepal invites applications from interested candidates representing Civil Society Organization in Nepal (including those who have already requested the support from UN agencies in Nepal for the 63rd session of the CSW).

To apply for support to attend the 63rd Session of The CSW in New York, applicants are expected to submit an updated resume (not exceeding 3 pages) and a short essay (maximum 500 words), in English, telling us how you plan to use the opportunity: how participation is linked to your ongoing work in promoting social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls; how you will utilize your experience in strengthening your future work: and finally the confirmation of the invitation to attend the CSW.

The selection of candidates will be based on the potential to contribute in social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in Nepal and at sub-national level. We especially encourage applications from civil society representatives from diverse backgrounds from all seven provinces.  

Applications must be submitted by February 13, 2019 to Bhim Tamang at bhim.tamang@undp.org and Radhika Pariyar at radhika.pariyar@unwomen.org

Read more about the event at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw63-2019

 

 

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