Becoming a Member

The NGO Committee on the Status of Women Geneva (NGO CSW Geneva) welcomes qualifying new members.  

The Committee’s members are Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations. Members aspire to the same goals of advancing the empowerment, rights and security of women and girls worldwide.

To apply for membership as a UN accredited NGO with ECOSOC, please download and complete the NGO CSW Geneva registration form (see below) and return to The Bureau admits new members and informs the General Assembly accordingly, after receiving payment of annual dues.

Associate Membership

The Committee is also open to “Associate members”. Associate Members are organizations without ECOSOC consultative status or individuals interested in the activities of the Association. Associate Members shall have no voting rights.

Candidates should explain why they are interested in becoming « associate members » and how they can contribute to the work and goals of the NGO CSW Geneva. Candidates should also note that our activities take place at the UN in Geneva and require a permanent UN grounds pass. In addition, any individual candidate should declare if she is affiliated with an NGO and give information on it. Such membership requests shall be addressed to the Bureau using the contact form below. 

Membership Benefits

The NGO CSW Geneva brings NGO representatives together to share information, issue joint statements, coordinate NGO participation at various UN meetings and bring their expertise to jointly work on substantive issues. Members receive; notices of Committee meetings and events, invitations to special events and meetings organized by the UN or other NGOs, information on relevant UN news & reports, or on other NGOs’ research & activities.

Voting members are those individuals who represent organizations in consultative status with the UN through ECOSOC. There is one vote per organization.

Membership Fee – Payments 

Membership fees should be made to Comité ONG de la Condition de la Femme, Genève, a non-profit association under Swiss Law (Swiss Civil Code, Articles 60 et seq).

The membership fee for the calendar year is 150. CHF, to be paid by bank transfer or by cash directly to the treasurer. If paying by Paypal the fee is CHF 160.

Additional contributions or donations to support the work of NGO-CSW Geneva are most welcomed and appreciated!

  • by bank transfer;
    Bank:  UBS SA, CH – 1211 Genève 2
    Account holder:  Comité ONG sur la condition de la femme, Genève
    Account Number:   279-209837.01W
    IBAN:   CH26 0027 9279 2098 3701 W
  • online by credit card via Paypal:

Documents for download: 


For additional information regarding membership or payment, please contact the NGO CSW Geneva Treasurer, using the Contact form.