In these Covid-19 days, the United Nations is holding this renowned forum entirely online. 14-26 March 2021.
What’s more, it is open to all. What an opportunity!
How to attend the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum 14-26 March 2021
Attending the Forum is totally free and open to the public. However, you MUST register and log into a profile on the platform to attend any and all events. https://ngocsw.org/ngocsw65/
WHAT IS THE NGO CSW FORUM?
NGO CSW/NY organizes the civil society side of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The NGO CSW Forum runs parallel to the official session taking place at the UN Headquarters. This provides civil society the opportunity to engage in the processes and CSW sessions without ECOSOC-accreditation or a UN grounds pass.
Over the two weeks of the UN CSW, NGO CSW/NY organizes more than 500 events that inform, engage and inspire grassroots efforts and advocacy needed to empower women and girls. 14-26 March 2021
This year, the NGO CSW65 Forum will be entirely virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Join us for our first ever virtual NGO CSW Forum!
Although the Forum is entirely online this year, you’ll still be able to participate in all the things that make the Forum great! Attend Consultation Day, conversation circles, regional caucuses, and the virtual Artisan Fair, plus new features like a digital Exhibit Hall and the Public Forum. You’ll even be able to connect with other attendees, network, and promote your work!Login to your account on the Forum platformRegister for the Forum
NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Features
Virtual Artisan Fair
Shop authentic handmade fashion, home, and jewelry accessories during the NGO CSW65 Forum! Global artisans who support NGOs with women-focused initiatives can apply to sell their goods through our virtual platform during the two-week Forum. All proceeds go to the artisans or their organizations.Visit the Artisan Fair
Virtual Exhibit Hall
Visit different booths to learn about the organization, and connect with them. During the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum, there will be live representatives you’ll be able to talk to within each booth.Visit the Exhibit HallApply for an Exhibit Booth
This year, our Handbook is totally digital. Handbook ads are available to purchase and Handbook Ad Sponsors are prominently featured on our platform. The digital Handbook will be available closer to the Forum.See our Handbook Ad SponsorsPurchase a Handbook Ad
NGO CSW Events
Join the events organized by NGO CSW/NY including Consultation Day, Conversation Circles, Orientation and Advocacy Training, regional caucuses and more!Visit our Exhibit Booth
Attend Parallel Events
Attend over 700 Parallel Events hosted by global women’s rights and gender equality organizations! You can search the schedule of events by topics of interest and region. Please note that to register and attend any Parallel Events, you must have a profile on our NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum platform.View schedule
Network with Attendees
Connect with other NGO CSW65 Forum attendees. You can see a list of all attendees, search people by topics of focus and region, and contact them directly! You can also post in the Public Forum to start a public discussion with everyone on the platform!Register
How to attend the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum
Attending the Forum is totally free and open to the public. However, you MUST register and log into a profile on the platform to attend any and all events.
Register for a profile on the virtual platform. Registration is totally free and open to the public.
After you register, you’ll receive an email with a link to log into your profile on the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum platform.
Once you have a profile, you can begin exploring! Add events to My Agenda, message other attendees, and post in the Public Forum.
Watch our tutorials
Watch our tutorial and training videos on Youtube about how to use the virtual platform and get the most out of your NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum experience.
INFORMATION FOR PARALLEL EVENT ORGANIZERS
Are you organizing one of the 700+ virtual Parallel Events during the Forum? Review the information below for a successful event.FAQs for Parallel Event OrganizersTo help prepare you for a successful Parallel Event, please read the below information in-depth and carefully.Parallel Event Change Request FormIf you’d like to edit your virtual Parallel Event’s date, time, description, speakers, co-sponsors and organizers, and topics of focus, please fill out this form. Updates will be made at the end of each week.Interpreter FormIf you have made arrangements for interpretation of your event, you must submit the names and emails of your interpreters by 8 March.
ADVOCACY FOR CSW65
Check out these resources for advocating with member states for CSW65!
Watch our NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Tutorial Video Series!
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