Virtual Townhall CSW65 Meeting with UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

Blog by Francesca Fletcher Williams, SI Global Policy Coordinator 16 March 2021 saw civil society representatives virtually meet with United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres to share their opinions and to ask him questions about gender equality and the impacts of COVID-19. The UN is often criticised for being “a

CSW65 Opening Session

Blog by Pat Black, SI Special Advisor to Advocacy Usually it isn’t  easy to get into the opening session of CSW. It is often held in the main United Nations (UN) General Assembly hall which is very impressive but there has in the past been a limitation on the number

CSW65 Consultation Day

Blog by Linda Witong, SI Advocacy Advisor. Upon attending the first virtual United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) event with thousands of other participants in both New York and Geneva, the message was clear. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic had rocked our world on its axis,

Solidarity of NGOs Facing the Pandemic

Part One in the "Solidarity of NGOs Facing the Pandemic" blog series by Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative at UNESCO. The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis affects all citizens of our planet - health, economic, social, cultural and humanitarian, and particularly those with increased vulnerability. At the heart of this crisis, the


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