Wassenaar, October 2016

Dear members,

Hereby I would like to inform you on the last past activities where INLW was active. Please find that report in the attachment.

Also I would like to inform you about the coming events.
First INLW plans to take part in the 197th Liberal Executive Committee conference that will take place in Marrakech, Morocco from November 11th till the 13th. This Conference will be held In the margin of the UN Climate Change Summit, COP22 and under the patronage of Liberal International Vice-President on the Bureau, Minister of the Environment Hakima El Haité, who is also Deputy President of INLW. (COP22 is the Conference of Parties, the decision making organization of the UN Climate Treaty).
The 197th EC, which will have a special focus on the liberal approach to environmental policies fighting global warming and will draw together parliamentarians and liberals from around the world to discuss the 2017 Liberal Manifesto in the last statutory event ahead of the next LI Congress where the new 2017 Liberal Manifesto will be accepted.
Some of the INLW Board will attend the Conference and a Board meeting will be held.
Of course INLW who would like to attend the LI conference can find more information and subscription possibilities after September 30th on the LI website (www.Liberal-international.org).
INLW has submitted a resolution to the LI EX Com, on the role of women in climate change, see attachment.

The next important event that INLW will participate in is the 61st UN CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) from 13th till 24th March 2017.
The Priority theme will be “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”. And the Review theme will be “”Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)” and the Emerging issue/Focus area is “The empowerment of indigenous women”. More info at http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017

INLW wants to organize a parallel event in New York during the CSW on one of the themes. We will inform you more about this event closer the date. You are welcome to give suggestions on subjects and speakers.

Very best wishes,

Margaret de Vos van Steenwijk

President of INLW