World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)

October 8, 2019

Volume II | Issue 2 | NGO CSW/NY Publications

In this issue

September Monthly Meeting Recap
Upcoming Planning Committee Meeting
Upcoming October Monthly Meeting
Save the Date: Next Young Professionals Meeting
Generation Equality Launch Event
UN Women Expert Papers for CSW64
Survey for the U.S. National Parallel Report
Upcoming Partner Event: Women, Peace & Security

September Monthly Meeting Recap

By: Gallant Zhuangli, Intern

Thank you to everyone who attended our first Monthly Meeting in September in-person and online! We discussed plans regarding CSW64, Beijing+25 and the Generation Equality Forum with high-level panelists:
H.E. Mr Mher Margaryan, Permanent Representative of Armenia to the UN
Delphine O, Ambassador, Secretary-General, Generation Equality Forum, France
Nadine Gasman Zylbermann, President, National Institute of Women, Mexico
Lopa Banerjee, Director or Civil Society Divison, UN Women

If you were unable to join us, you can watch the Facebook Live video and read the recap of the meeting.

Upcoming Planning Committee Meeting


Come and join a committee! Find the list of available committees and their Co-Chairs here.

Date: 7 October 2019
Time: 12 – 3pm
Location: CCUN, 2nd Floor

There will be a Beijing Platform for Action Study Group meeting from 12-1PM followed by the Planning Committee meeting from 1-3PM.

Please note that anyone is welcome to attend the Planning Committee meeting, but only NGO CSW/NY members will be officially recognized in our handbook. Additionally, in-person attendance is required for Planning Committee meetings. The Beijing Platform for Action Study Group will be available via Zoom.

Upcoming October Monthly Meeting:

UNSC Resolution 1325- Women in the forefront of peace, security and disarmament

Date: 17 October 2019
Time: 12 – 3pm
Location: Salvation Army Auditorium (221 E. 52nd St.)

The Beijing Platform for Action Study Group will be meeting before the Monthly Meeting from 12 – 1PM. The Monthly Meeting will be held immediately after from 1 – 3PM.

Save the Date: Young Professionals Meeting


Date: 7 November 2019
Time: 6 – 8PM
Location: CCUN, 2nd Floor

Generation Equality Launch Event

Gender Equality: from the Biarritz Partnership to the Beijing+25 Generation Equality Forum

This side-event, hosted by the French and Mexican Foreign Affairs Ministers and co-sponsored by UN Women, took stock of the gender equality outcomes of the Biarritz summit and the work of the GEAC (of which the Executive Director of UN Women is a member) and officially introduced the Generation Equality Forum to the international community.

You can watch the meeting here.

UN Women Expert Papers for CSW64

UN Women convened an Expert Group Meeting in New York City on 25-26 September in preparation for the CSW64, which will focus on the review and appraisal of progress made in implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action over the last 25 years.

You can find the concept note, background paper and expert papers on UN Women’s website.

Survey for U.S. National Parallel Report

NGOs working in the US are invited to participate in a national survey to review the status of women and girls in preparation for the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women. The survey was prepared by US-based NGOs who volunteered to work on the US National Parallel Report and is not sponsored by NGO CSW/NY. The information from this survey will be part of the US National Parallel report.

The deadline to complete the survey is 22 October 2019.

For more information about National Parallel Reports for Beijing+25 and a list of reports we have received thus far, click here.

Upcoming Partner Event:
Women, Peace and Security: Film & Conversation

Join UN Women USA NY* in recognition of the 19th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Great Hall on Friday, October 18th at 6pm for a screening of A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers, which will immediately be followed by an intimate conversation with Ambassdor Bonnie Jenkins and filmmaker, Geeta Gandbhir on the importance of women, peace, and security.

Date: Friday, 18 October 2019
Time: 6 – 8:30PM
Location: F.I.T. Great Hall
(200 W 28th St.)

Register here.