Conchita UN LunchIn her many years asUN representative for the International Federation of University Women – IFUW (from 1994 to 2011!), former NGO CSW Geneva President Conchita Poncini has been a determined advocate for the human rights of women. Over the years, she has written dozens of statements, oral and written, submitted to the Commission on Human Rights, the Human Rights Council, the Commission on the Status of Women and other UN instances. Many of these statements have been co-signed by Committee members and submitted as joint statements.

To commemorate the 2nd anniversary of her death in May 2011, and honor her memory “a few” of these statements have been recovered and are listed below. They all bring the many issues around women’s human rights; and many are still valid today.