Subject: [fem-women2000 771] Women's Globalnet #185: NGO Events at the CSW in March
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Initiatives and Activities of Women Worldwide
By Anne S. Walker 

February 5, 2002


IWTC Women's GlobalNet readers are cordially invited by the NGO 
Committee on the Status of Women, New York, to the following events 
during the 46th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status 
of Women (March 4-15, 2002). There is a registration deadline of 22nd 
February 2002, and advance registration is necessary for all For a 
registration form,  contact:

NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York, P.O. Box 3571, Grand 
Central Station, New York, N.Y. 10163 U.S.A. Fax: 212-692-0724. Email: 

NOTE: For overseas participants, you are requested to pre-register using 
the form if at all possible. However, if prepayment is difficult, the 
office of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women will be open from 10 
A.M. 10 P.M. on Friday, 1st March  and Saturday, 2nd March to receive 
U.S. dollars cash or checks drawn on a U.S. bank. The office is located 
at 211 East 43rd Street, Suite 905, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in 

NGO events include the following: 

SATURDAY, 2 MARCH 2002, 9:30 A.M. 1 P.M.
"Just Economics:: Gender, Policy and Politics"
Co-Sponsored by UNIFEM 
Soka Gakkai Institute, 7 East 15th Street, off Union Square, New York 
City. Cost: No charge, but pre-registration is required.
This event will be conducted in English. It will provide an overview of 
gender and macroeconomics and of women's poverty, and then focus on 
international financial issues, trade liberalization and gender budgets. 
The format will include presentations and small working group sessions. 
Please note:  Space is limited

SATURDAYS, 2 and 9 MARCH 2002, 2 - 5 P.M.
Soka Gakkai Institute, 7 East 15th Street, off Union Square, New York 
City. Cost: $15 per session (or $20 for both sessions on 2 & 9 March). 
These events will be conducted in English, and are planned as skills 
training sessions designed for persons who want to have further training 
in advocacy techniques. The first session on 2 March will cover how to 
provide advocacy during the CSW meetings. The second session on 9 March 
will discuss the opportunities to provide advocacy at national and 
regional levels, as well as ways to stay connected between CSW meetings. 
There will be materials distributed at each session.

SUNDAY, 3 MARCH 2002, 9:00 A.M. 5:30 P.M.
"Gender, Peace and Security"
New School University . Tishman Auditorium 
66 West 12th Street, between 5th and 6h Avenues
New York. 

Registration fee of $35 includes Consultation and information packet. 
This event will be conducted in English, with interpretation in French 
and Spanish

9:00 10:00 A.M.	.Registration

10:00 10:15 A.M.  Greetings
Speakers: Mrs. Dubravka, Chairperson, Commission on the Status of Women, 
Ms Conchita Poncini, Chair, NGO Committee on the Status of Women, 
Geneva, Ms Maria Jonas, Chair, NGO Committee on the Status of Women, 

10:15 11:30 A.M. Panel: "Women, Peace and Security"
Moderator: Ms Leslie Wright, Chair, NGO Committee on the Status of 
Women, NY 
Speakers: H.E. Miss Patricia Durrant, Ambassador and Permanent 
Representative, Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations 
Dr. Thoraya Obaid, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, 
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Ms Angela E.V. King, U.N. Assistant Secretary-General and Special 
Adviser to the Secretary-General on Gender Issues and Advancement of 
Women (invited)
Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Director, United Nations Development Fund 
for Women (UNIFEM) (invited)
11:45 A.M. 1 P.M. Lunch

1:00 3:45 P.M. Breakout Panels and Consultation 
A.  Eradicating Poverty, including the empowerment of girls and women of 
all ages
B.  Environmental Management and Mitigation of Natural Disasters: a 
gender perspective
C. U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325: Women, Peace and Security: 
Bringing it into the U.N. Agenda

4:00 4:45 P.M. Breakout Session Reports and next steps 
Convenor: Ms Bani Dugal, Vice Chair, NGO Committee on the Status of 
Women, NY 

4:45 5:30 P.M. Networking Reception with invited guests

MONDAY, 4 MARCH 2002, 4 - 6 P.M 
777 United Nations Plaza, 44th Street and First Avenue, New York. Cost: 
$10. This event will be conducted in English, French and Spanish and is 
for new NGO representatives attending the Commission on the Status of 
Women. Speakers  will share information on how to find what you need at 
the United Nations, requirements of ECOSOC NGOs, making sense of United 
Nations jargon, procedures for NGOs outlined by the U.N. Division for 
the Advancement of Women, how to discuss issues with government 
representatives and more.

WEDNESDAY, 6 MARCH 2002, 6 - 8 P.M.
for NGO Representatives, Government Delegates and U.N. Secretariat 
staff. Special Awards to be announced.
Turkish Center, 2nd floor, 821 United Nations Plaza,
46th Street and First Avenue, New York City
Cost: $20
THURSDAY, 7 MARCH 2002, 12 - 6 P.M
777 United Nations Plaza, 44th Street and First Avenue, 2nd Floor,  New 
Cost to Artisans: No charge, but pre-registration is required. 
Anyone bringing crafts or other artisan goods may participate. Display 
tables will be provided. Organizations/persons selling items must handle 
their own merchandise and sales. If you wish to participate please 
contact Suzanne Harvey for  a separate Craft Registration Form at:  
Email: or fax: 212-692-0724.

Luncheon Sponsored by the Metropolitan N.Y. Chapter of the U.S. 
Committee for UNIFEM. Cost: $65
Contact:  UNIFEM/USA/NY, Ms Janet Stovin, 151 Central Park West, Apt. 
#1W, New York, NY 10023-1514  U.S.A., 
Tel. 212-877-6778  

These NGO events are sponsored by the NGO Committees on the Status of 
Women (Geneva, New York and Vienna) and with U.N. partners as listed.   
They are facilitated in cooperation with the U.N. Division for the 
Advancement of Women, and supported by UNICEF, The Milano Graduate 
School of The New School University, Soka Gakkai Institute, CONGO, the 
BahInternational Community, and individual contributions.

The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY was created in 1972 as a 
Committee of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with 
the United Nations (CONGO.)  Committees were later formed in Geneva and 
Vienna.  These three Committees have worked together for 30 years to 
bring a positive presence to women專 issues globally.

It is our goal to help NGO representatives link with those who are 
like-minded to bring the issues of women from around the world to the 
attention of decision-makers at the United Nations.  We provide space 
for NGO meetings and side events, and facilitate training and the 
sharing of information through an annual consultation.  We work closely 
with the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women to assist 
NGO representatives in giving voice to their concerns.

Today, the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY has compiled a 
global list of contacts and will soon have a website 
offering information to NGOs worldwide.  The Committee is a voluntary 
organization, without paid staff, that covers expenses for its 
administration and programs through membership dues and donations.  We 
invite you to join us and to contribute to our on-going programs with a 
donation. We are a charitable 50l(c)3 organization, which means that 
your contribution to these efforts is tax deductible to the extent 
provided by the law.

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