Results of the sixty-seventh and sixty-eighth sessions of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

The present note reflects the results, including decisions taken, of the sixtyseventh and sixty-eighth sessions of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, held in Geneva from 3 to 21 July and from 23 October to 17 November 2017, respectively.

The Women Thrive SDG5 Toolbox

The Women Thrive SDG5 Toolbox contains everything you need to understand the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and play your part to achieve gender equality by 2030. The Toolbox contains 16 tools to guide you through the individual targets of SDG5 on gender equality and provide you with opportunities to get involved and make a difference:

CSW62 Expert Group Meeting: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls

In preparation for the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women convened an Expert Group Meeting on the priority theme: “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.” The Expert Group Meeting was co-convened by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) at IFAD Hea

Women's Women’s Major Group Updates From The UNESCWA Arab Forum For Sustainable Development 2017

This document discusses updates and recommendations from the UNESCWA Arab Forum for Sustainable Development. The main goal was to solve the issues related to work and employment and increase job opportunities especially for vulnerable groups, and discussants emphasized on the lack of equal opportunity and gender parity which have to be a cross cutting theme in all the Arab governments efforts and PRSPs.

Women's Major Group High Level Political Forum - Position Paper (2017)

In this position paper, the Women’s Major Group highlights 5 essential areas for action for SDG implementation. Issues such as climate change, global warming, ocean acidification, and ecological damage render an unprecedented urgency to the entire 2030 Agenda, while multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and systemic barriers exacerbate human rights violations, marginalisation and vulnerability of women and girls of all ages and div

Systemic Barriers, Sustainable Development And The Diversity Of Rural Women And Girls: Zero Draft Recommendations

This document reviews the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality, human rights and the empowerment of rural women and girls. The document also includes NGO CSW/NY’s recommendations and detailed best practices to fuel the strong political will necessary to accelerate implementation of systemic change and inform the allocation of required resources. 

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: January 2018

For January, in which Kazakhstan has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on Burundi, Central African Republic, Cyprus, Iraq, ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaeda, and West Africa.

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Collective input by the Civil Society FfD Group, including the Women’s Working Group on FfD, in preparation for the 2018 IATF Report on FfD

The Civil Society Financing for Development (FfD) Group, a very broad platform of civil society organizations, networks and federations from around the world, collectively submitted the following input to the IATF on FfD in preparation for its upcoming 2018 Report.