NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Geneva

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History

1973, as Sub-Committee on the Status of Women, Geneva; within the framework of Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO). Until Jan 2002 a Sub-Committee of Committee of NGOs on Human Rights, Geneva, when it became a Substantive Committee of CONGO.

Aims

Work in partnership with the UN and its specialized agencies to influence governments to respect the commitments they have made at world conferences and through international conventions and principals; maintain a global momentum for mainstreaming gender equality.

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Activities

Works to raise awareness and be sensitive to promoting gender equality and women's participation in decision making in all areas relevant to improving their lives; shares information and provides a platform where women and men come together to show how society benefits from women's equal access and opportunities to participate in policy and decision making. 'Special Project Bangwe' concerned with promotion of peace and non violence in the region of the African Great Lakes through training in awareness raising and capacity building particularly for grassroot women. Holds joint meetings with Vienna NGO Committee on the Status of Women and NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York NY on issues concerning gender mainstreaming and the advancement of women.

Structure

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 13 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Women
    • Sex-Related Questions
  • Social Activity
    • Nongovernmental
  • Government
    • Government
  • Peace
    • Equality

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

E2259

Last News Received

2016
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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