CSW62 UN OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS & NGO STATEMENTS
Draft agreed conclusions - 2 February
Expert Group Papers
Official Documents and NGO Statements
NGO CSW/NY CSW62 Zero Draft Document Recommendations
Zonta International reserved rooms at the Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza for members of the International Board attending CSW. At the time of booking, this option was the most cost-effective option; however, there are many other hotels in the vicinity of the United Nations if you want to look into other options.
Most Zontians attend the CSW during the first week. You can come for one day or stay for the entire week. Below is a list of confirmed events at this time.
SUNDAY, 11 MARCH
Zonta CSW Orientation
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
UNICEF USA, 125 Maiden Lane
Join your fellow Zontians for a Zonta-led introduction to the CSW and learn how to get the most out of your CSW experience.
MONDAY, 12 MARCH
Challenges for Rural Women and Girls: Education, Empowerment and the Impact of Traditional Practices
Conference Room 7, UN Conference Building
Join Zonta International and the Permanent Mission of Zambia to the United Nations for this side event which will discuss challenges in reaching women and girls in the rural areas, including lack of quality education, especially affecting girls, which leads to the lack of achieving their full potential as adults; the lack of empowerment in laws that affect women and girls, as well as the lack of adequate enforcement of such laws, specifically in relation to violence; the impact traditional practices have on implementation of the law and on women’s and girls’ human rights; and the need to train men to support societal change.
TUESDAY, 13 MARCH
Ending Child Marriage in Niger: A Critical Strategy to Achieving Gender Equality
UNFPA, 605 Third Avenue, 5th Floor, Orange Café
Join Zonta International, The Permanent Mission of Niger to the UN and UNFPA to discuss ending child marriage in Niger as a fundamental strategy to achieving gender equality. The discussion will focus on the Knowledge for Dignity: Initiative for Adolescent Girls in Niger, supported by Zonta International, as a best practice in the reduction of child marriage.
WEDNESDAY, 14 MARCH
Little Stones Documentary Screening: Art + Media for Gender Equality
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
2nd Floor, Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza
This documentary follows the uplifting stories of four women using rap, graffiti, dance and fashion to empower women and girls around the world. Click here for more information.
Beyond a Pretty Face: Tackling Gender Bias in Media Industries
10th Floor, Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza
Join Zonta International and the International Association of Women in Radio and Television – USA Chapter for this parallel event which will examine the progress that has been made on the Beijing Platform for Actions mandate regarding women and the media. Audience members will learn how to identify gender bias in media and how to advocate for balanced depictions of women in media industries.
UNICEF USA Networking Reception
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
All Zontians are invited to join UNICEF USA for a networking reception during the CSW. Formal invitation to come.
THURSDAY, 15 MARCH
Accelerating an End to Child Marriage: Girls as Drivers of Change
4 West 43rd Street
Join Zonta International, UNICEF USA and other NGOs to learn about proven programs and strategies to prevent child marriage and innovative ways to accelerate an end to child marriage with the empowerment of girls as a key focus.
Zonta International President's Dinner
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South
Join Zonta International President Sonja Hönig Schough and the Zonta Club of New York for a special dinner during the CSW. The theme of this year’s dinner is the HeForShe campaign, a global movement that aims to mobilize 1 billion men to accelerate the achievement of gender equality. Click here to purchase tickets for this dinner.
FRIDAY, 16 MARCH
Showcasing Women’s Empowerment and Development in Nepal
3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Conference Room A, UN Conference Building
Join Zonta International and the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations for this side event which will highlight proven solutions to address the links between human trafficking and unsafe migration of rural women and girls in Nepal while underscoring the commitment of the Government of Nepal to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
WEDNESDAY, 21 MARCH
The Nation's Future: Ending Child Marriage
Conference Room D, UN Conference Building
Join Zonta International and The Permanent Mission of Ghana to the UN for a dialogue about the child marriage in Ghana and elsewhere, discuss possible ways in which to address the situation, as well as the benefits to countries that can end child marriage.
INFORMATION ON OFFICIAL MEETINGS & EVENTS:
Official Meetings (Limited Access – Must have UN Grounds Pass and invitation) – These events are part of the formal program of the sessions of the Commission. These events are located on the UN premises and are invitation/ticketed events or closed meetings. While you may not be able to attend, many of the official CSW62 meetings will be broadcast through 1) UN.org or 2) UNWomen.org. To see some of the CSW61 meetings click here: http://webtv.un.org/search?term=csw61.
Side Events (Limited Access – Must have UN Grounds Pass) – These events are located within the UN premises and can only take place if a Permanent Mission hosts the event. Zonta has organized two side events – one with the Permanent Mission of Nepal and the other with the Permanent Mission of Zambia. Note: Zonta only has a limited number of UN grounds passes available for individuals and the priority is given to members of the UN and advocacy committees and top international leadership.
Parallel Events (Open to all CSW attendees) – These events are located at various locations near the UN such as at the Church Center (located at the intersection of 44th Street and First Avenue, across from the UN Secretariat building) – or other locations within a ten-minute cab ride. These events are open to all CSW attendees and cover a wide range of topics.
Register for the NGO CSW Forum to stay informed of these events.
Briefings at Permanent Missions of Specific Countries – Many country ‘Missions to the United Nations’ provide an opportunity for CSW attendees to register to attend a briefing during the CSW. Zonta does not coordinate these so please check with your respective UN Mission to gain access to these events.
ZONTA WILL PUBLISH THE OFFICIAL PROGRAM ONCE IT IS ANNOUNCED.