NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Geneva

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"When women thrive all of society benefits and
succeeding generations are given a better start in life." - Kofi Annan
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"Garantir l’égalité des droits et des chances pour les femmes et les filles représente la mesure la plus efficace que nous puissions prendre pour créer des communautés et des sociétés plus stables, plus pacifiques, plus résilientes et plus prospères."
- UN Secretary General Antonio Guteres, September 2021
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"...reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small…to promote social progress and better standards of life, in larger freedom."
- United Nations Charter
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See our Consultation Day event for the sixty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) below;

CSW 67 flyerThe sixty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) March 6- 17, 2023
with the priority theme of, “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girlswill take place from March 6-17, 2023 at the UN in New York.

Policy Briefs on the CSW67 Theme
Prepared by Women’s Caucus at the UN, short summaries of statistics and specific recommendations, exploring the intersection of “gender and technology” in the sub categories of; digital divide, education, environment, health, rurality, STEM, and violence against women. The Briefs are available online at: technology-briefs/

Message of solidarity from NGO-CSW to the women and girls of Iran

We stand in solidarity with the courageous women and girls of Iran and their allies, who are rightfully demanding their basic rights. We applaud the action of the UN Member states on December 14, 2022, to remove Iran from the Commission on the Status of Women. This is first time a member state has been removed from the UN women’s body and acknowledges the courage of the women leading the revolution in Iran.  It is an important step in favor of women’s rights, dignity and equality.

Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: Gender snapshot 2022
the latest evidence on gender equality across all 17 goals calling out the long road ahead to achieve gender equality. The latest available Sustainable Development Goal data on SDG 5, shows that the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030. Read it here:

NGO CSW Geneva 2022 holiday luncheon with members and invited guests

About Us

The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Geneva (NGO CSW Geneva) is a not-for-profit association established under Articles 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code. The NGO CSW Geneva acts as a strategic platform for UN accredited Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) with consultative status with ECOSOC for the advancement of human rights and the empowerment of women. It facilitates the activities of its member organizations, in support of the United Nations and its goals and with Member States, for gender equality and the empowerment and defense of the rights of women and girls across the globe.

The Committee acts as a forum for the exchange of information and views on matters of common interest and coordinates the drafting of joint statements to UN agencies and commissions. It cooperates with its sister committees in New York and Vienna and supports the work of UN Women and the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

In particular the NGO CSW Geneva supports implementation of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Security Resolution 1325, the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development) in particular SDG #5 on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Extraordinary General Meeting, Geneva, September 7, 2022

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The NGO Committee on the Status of Women Geneva (NGO CSW Geneva) welcomes new members and any form of support or participation! The NGO CSW Geneva brings representatives from NGOs in consultative relationship with the UN together to share information, coordinate NGO participation at various UN meetings and bring their expertise to jointly work on substantive projects, such as joint statements, the organization of panel events and others advocacy activities around Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.