Reclaiming the United Nations as a Peace Organisation. Ensuring women’s meaningful participation for peace and strengthening multilateralism

Duration: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 00:00 to Friday, April 28, 2017 - 00:00
Kind of WILPF Initiative/Event: 
Other WILPF Events
Countries: 
Global

Date: 26-28 April 2017

 

About the convening:

On 26-28 April 2017, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) hosted a convening on ensuring women’s meaningful participation in the UN.  The recent US travel bans have put a spotlight on longstanding and ongoing obstacles to women civil society’s meaningful participation at the United Nations. By organising the convening, WILPF aimed to tackle problems of hegemonic power and reclaim the principles of the UN Charter.

Recognising that peace and justice are not possible without real partnership between women civil society and the UN for peace, WILPF’s convening in Geneva will: explore how local women's voices for peace are central to meaningful participation in today’s context of shrinking spaces; share lessons on effective current modalities and new ways of working; and surface how different actors can drive new ways of working together to put grassroots women’s voices central for peace.

Detailed Programme is available here>>

Participants

Invited participants included: women activists, civil society organisations, and representatives of States and UN agencies. Invitees included those excluded from NY-based events.

WILPF members and others interested in participating in this convening, please contact convening2017@wilpf.ch for further information.

Addresses

The convening will take place inside the UN in Geneva and in selected locations near the UN. Addresses will be shared with participants via email.

 

Stay tuned for further information. More information will also be updated here.

Document PDF: 

RECLAIMING WOMEN’S MEANINGFUL PARTICIPATION IN THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM