The 67th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) was held from March 6-17 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. We hereby give you some parts of the speeches that were given at the opening session and also at the International Women’s Day. Also some of the conclusions at the end of CSW from Ms. Amina J. Mohammed.
There was a warm welcome of secretary-general Gutierrez at the opening of CSW “Today, women make up under a third of the workforce in science, technology, engineering, and maths. When women are under-represented in developing new technologies, discrimination may be baked in from the start.”
“Women and girls are leading efforts to make science and technology accessible, inclusive, and safe. Women and girls will not be silenced. Their demands for their rights and freedoms echo around the globe. The Commission on the Status of Women is a dynamo and catalyst for the transformation we need. Together, let’s push back against misogyny and forward for women, girls and our world.”
— António Gutierrez.
The 67th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) was held from March 6-17 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. This meeting was the long-awaited face-to-face global women’s summit that had been postponed for three years due to COVID-19 prevention measures. This year’s CSW67 registered a large number of participants, with over 7,000 attendees, including four heads of state and government, 116 ministers, 205 offsite events held by the United Nations, and approximately 700 non-governmental organizations participating in parallel forums.
Although the United Nations is not friendly to Taiwan due to pressure from China, Taiwanese women’s rights groups and non-profit organizations that support gender equality and women’s empowerment have not passively resisted but have courageously taken action and actively participated in the conference as NGOs. In total, Taiwanese NGOs organized 17 physical meetings and 15 online meetings. About 60 representatives from Taiwan traveled to attend the physical meetings of CSW67 in New York.
Especially with the support of the Women’s Empowerment and Development Foundation, along with the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office in New York, during the CSW67 summit, Taiwan not only showcased its many years of efforts in gender equality and the impressive achievements of women’s participation in public affairs but also highlighted the contributions and achievements of Taiwanese women in the field of technology through two large-scale events hosted by TECO in New York: “Taiwan Night – Celebrating Women in Tech” and “Taiwan Main Stage”. These events echoed this year’s CSW67 theme – “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality” – emphasizing the importance of gender equality in the digital, innovative, and technological era.Continue reading
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The UN Water Conference is back for the first time in 50 years, organized by the UN General Assembly and co-hosted by the Governments of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The event’s revival highlights the increasing necessity for action on water and water-related goals. It will focus on the sustainable development and integrated management of water resources for the achievement of social, economic and environmental objectives, the implementation and promotion of related programs and projects, as well as on the furtherance of cooperation and partnerships at all levels.
“The UN 2023 Water Conference in March must result in a bold Water Action Agenda that gives our world’s lifeblood the commitment it deserves.”
Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General.
The conference will include an opening and closing session, six plenary sessions, and five interactive dialogues, as well as side events organized by participants. It will result in a summary of proceedings from the UNGA President that will feed into the 2023 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The event promises to bring together stakeholders from Governments, IFIs, NGOs, civil society, and more, working together to forge out a path to water security.
Ruth Richardson will organize a side event on behalf of INLW called “Reflections on Women, Water, Culture and Education Past, Present and Future” and Columbia University in New York is the main sponsor of the side event.
She is also been invited to speak at the side event, theme “Charting A Feminist Pathway to Inclusive and Productive Water Use and Governance” hosted by IWMI ( The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Thursday 23rd of March from 10.00 am to 12.30 am at 62 Orchard St. 2 Floor, Manhattan, NY 10002 and will also be broadcast through an online Zoom link. She will be speaking at the side event titled “Innovative Solutions for a Sustainable Blue Economy through Water Action, Cooperation and Youth Engagement inside the UN Headquarters” on Friday 24th of March, from 12.30 to 13.45 PM, Conference room A.
Reflections on Women, Water, Culture and Education – Past, Present and Future
Wednesday 22 March 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM | Columbia University, New York, NY 10027
(the campus is easy to access by public transit using the IRT #1 subway to 116 Street)
The location of the program is the Center for Buildings, Infrastructure and Public Space at the School of Engineering, 500 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027 (room 706).
UNESCO Chair Water Ports and Historic Cities • IHE Delft Institute for Water Education • Dutch Water Authority Rijnland • Drinkable Rivers • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe UNECE • Womenvai • World Federation of Engineers Organisation WFEO • Erasmus University Rotterdam.
This Side Event will elaborate on the following issues. On the one hand Women Leaders are needed at all levels of society, in water utilities, government water agencies, and international and regional water institutions to reduce the democratic gender deficit in water leadership. On the other hand safe water and sanitation is so important for getting girls and boys to school and educated them to become water leaders.
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Wednesday 22 March 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Columbia University, New York City
the campus is easy to access by public transit using the IRT #1 subway to 116 Street.
“Reflections on Women, Water, Culture and Education Past, Present and Future”
This Side Event will elaborate on the following issues. On the one hand Women Leaders are needed at all levels of society, in water utilities, government water agencies, and international and regional water institutions to reduce the democratic gender deficit in water leadership. On the other hand safe water and sanitation is so important for getting girls to school and educated for them to become leaders.
UNESCO Chair Water Ports and Historic Cities; • IHE Delft Institute for Water Education; Dutch Water Authority Rijnland; Drinkable Rivers • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe UNECE; • Womenvai; • World Federation of Engineers Organisation WFEO.
For more information about the side event on Wednesday 22nd of March 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM, at Columbia University, please contact Ruth Richardson, Secretary-General INLW at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org