UN Commission on the Status of Women 54 – 2010
NGO Parallel Events

Applications for NGO Parallel Events during CSW 54 may be submitted via the NGO CSW NY website.

Please note that applications for NGO Parallel Events during CSW 54 may now be submitted on the website of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York. In the past, the UN Division for the Advancement of Women has handled the application submission process, while the NGO CSW NY has scheduled events and reserved the space where they are held.

This year, the NGO CSW NY will be handling the application submission process as well as the scheduling and space reservation.

There are 3 steps to the NGO parallel event application process:

  1. Application. Complete the application for parallel events. The deadline for applying for a parallel event is December 31, 2009.

  2. Notification. Organizations will be notified (via email) of the status of their applications by January 15, 2010 and offered a date and time for their events. Notification emails will include information on the event location.

  3. Confirmation. To secure the space, organizations must submit payments by January 30, 2010. As soon as payment is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.

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UN Division for the Advancement of Women
Parallel events held on UN premises
Parallel events may be organized on UN premises during the CSW session by Permanent Missions, UN entities and ECOSOC-accredited NGOs collaborating with Member States or UN entities.

The sponsoring Permanent Mission or UN entity should request rooms and equipment through the Parallel Event Request System for Permanent Missions and UN entities. The sponsoring Permanent Mission or UN entity assumes responsibility for paying any expenses related to the event, and should be present at the event.

Parallel events held in the Church Center and other locations

Parallel events organized by NGOs take place outside UN premises, usually in the Church Center (located at the intersection of 44th Street and First Avenue, across from the UN Secretariat building). NGOs, both with and without ECOSOC accreditation, may organize and attend these events. No equipment (computers, projectors, etc) will be provided. NGOs organizing the events can however bring their own equipment.

NGOs wishing to organize a parallel event during the CSW session should directly contact the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (www.ngocsw.org), which is a group of New York-based women’s NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC. Please do not contact DAW with queries related to parallel events organized by NGOs.

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