The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) is seeking applications from interested individuals and representatives of non-government actors to put forward an expression of interest to co-host side events with the Australian Government at the 62nd session of the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) to be held in New York from 12-23 March 2018.
CSW is the highest level international forum on gender equality and women’s empowerment which meets annually in New York.
- The priority theme for CSW62: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.
- The review theme for CSW62: Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women.
Australia typically sends a high level delegation to CSW each year. The Australian Government hosts and co-hosts a range of side and parallel events related to the priority and review themes, as well as Australian domestic priorities for women, alongside emerging and innovative topics.
Non-Government actors are invited to put forward a one page pitch (expression of interest) providing an outline of a proposed event and how it relates to the selection criteria.
Expressions of interest may be shortlisted with further information sought from those applicants.
Please note: No support is available to assist event organisers to travel to CSW or for accommodation in New York, nor speaker stipends or other event costs.
Expressions of Interest close 11.59pm Sunday 17th September 2017.
For more information on how to apply please see the side event pack.