WOMENVAI at the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68), New York City, March 2024

    Womenvai at CSW 68

    The CSW68 , focused on the priority theme of « Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective“ and it concluded with agreed conclusions and resolutions (see https://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw68-2024/session-outcomes). Key discussions included gender-responsive budgeting, investments in social services, and the role of artificial intelligence in advancing gender equality.

    The presence of WOMENVAI with up to 20 delegates from across the world was significant as we could voice and advocate through our Statement but also network – providing us with opportunities to meet government delegations, UN officers, and other NGO representatives, fostering partnerships and collaborations -, influence by contributing to plenaries and workshops, including the Townhall with H.E. SG Guterres who responded to our plenary question and thus raising the profile of WOMENVAI.

    The CSW sessions are crucial for setting global standards and policies for gender equality and the empowerment of women and by participating actively, WOMENVAI can help shape these policies and ensure they reflect the needs and rights of women and girls worldwide.


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    The NGO WOMENVAI established in January 2018, proposed for the Special Consultative status ECOSOC to the United Nations, is a unique platform gathering women and men together in STEM* to build and bring sustainable solutions for a better world, aligned with the SDGs. Our Goals are (a) represent the interests of women in STEM globally (b) strengthen their role in our society in a sustainable and inclusive way (c) build on diversity and create innovative synergies, particularly in areas with high technological added value, to benefit sustainable development and environmental issues (d) enable international cooperation between national organizations of women engineers and scientists, (e) promote a balanced and modern life for all, respectful of professional equality between women and men.

    *STEM= Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

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