World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)

May 12, 2020

Volume II | Issue 8 | NGO CSW/NY Publications

In this issue

April Monthly Meeting Recap
Transformation through Inter-Connectedness Series
Virtual NGO CSW64 Forum Events
Women Rise for All
Feminist and Women’s Action Movement Updates
Financing for Development Forum
Save the Date: May Monthly Meeting

April Monthly Meeting Recap

Thank you to everyone who joined our virtual monthly meeting on COVID-19  and Feminist Action. We had almost 700 registrants!

If you missed the meeting, you can watch the video on YoutubeFacebook or as an mp4 file and you can read the minutes here.

Read the recommendations and review the resources that were shared during the meeting, including those by the featured speakers and attendees.

In this series of four sessions, we will renew ourselves as leaders on the frontlines of transformation for gender equality. We will explore and learn practices to create interconnected leadership that aligns self, community and movements to create sustainable change. Sessions will build on one another and give us the opportunity to explore how we can co-create a new paradigm based on care and well-being for all people and the planet. The series is facilitated by Mallika Dutt.

Learn more about each of the virtual gatherings here. This series is a continuation of the conversation started during the NGO CSW64 Forum Conversation Circles Space.

Virtual NGO CSW64 Forum Events

Thank you to everyone who has joined the Virtual NGO CSW64 Forum Events so far! If you weren’t able to join them, you can listen to/watch the recordings!

Virtual NGO CSW64 Forum Conversation Circles Space:

We’ll be sending information on more Virtual NGO CSW64 Forum events soon!

Women Rise for All

Convened by United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, Rise for All is a global advocacy effort to support the UN roadmap for social and economic recovery from COVID-19, and to fully fund the UN Response and Recovery Trust Fund.

Feminist and Women’s Movement Action Plan Updates

As part of Beijing +25, the Feminist Women’s Movement Action Plan (fwMAP) has launched a working group to get universities more involved. The fwMAP Universities and Teach-ins Working Group aims to create spaces in academic institutions to further develop an understanding of women’s human rights and feminist activism at the United Nations. University Teach-ins will be the primary delivery method for knowledge about women’s human rights under international law and the legacy of major UN conferences and commitments.

If you are interested in participating, please email NGO CSW/NY at

Check out the fwMAP Video Series on Youtube.

Listen to all of the Thematic Working Group Maestro conference recordings on NGO CSW/NY’s website.

Read the Briefing Papers prepared by experts on the six themes.

If you’d like to submit a briefing paper on one of the six themes, please use this template and send the paper to

Financing for Development

On 23 April, the President of ECOSOC convened a high-level virtual meeting, under the auspices of the FFD Forum, to advance bold and concerted global action to address the immediate socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 and finance a quick, inclusive and resilient recovery.

Watch the recording here and read the Inter-Agency Press Release.

 The Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development (WWG on FfD) presented this response to the Financing for Sustainable Development Inter-agency Task Force as part of the collective response of the Civil Society  Financing for Development Group (CS FfD) to the first draft of the IATF Report. Due to the economic and financial impacts of the coronavirus and COVID-19, an updated Financing for Sustainable Development Report was issued in April, 2020. 

There is also a repository of official statements and analysis (from IFIs, multilateral forums, governments or officials), civil society analysis and articles across the FfD thematic areas. Here is the link to the gender resources.

Links to other FfD thematic issues which will be updated regularly here.

Read the Civil Society Financing for Development Group, including the WWG on FfD, response to the Final Outcome Document of the FfD Forum.

Save the Date: May Virtual Monthly Meeting

Join us for our May Monthly Meeting virtually via Zoom!

When: 21 May 2020
Where: on Zoom

We’ll be sending more information about the theme of the meeting in a separate email.