In 2019, Presbyterians will form a delegation to attend the 63nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York (and the forum that runs concurrently, organized by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women/NY). The dates are March 11-22. PW has its own consultative status this year and thus space for 40 delegates. There’s no limit in terms of Synod participation (that is, Synods are invited to send more than one). Thanks!
The Commission (supported by UN Women) formulates policies that promote gender equality and the empowerment of women worldwide, and assesses progress toward the implementation of those policies. Each session of the Commission focuses on a specific priority theme and a review theme. The 63rd session of the Commission will focus on the priority theme “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.” The Commission will also look at “Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development” (from the 60th session) as its review theme.
The deadline for applications is November 1, 2018.