NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (or NGO CSW/NY) is a convener of global civil society for the annual UN CSW and global gender equality advocacy. We are a coalition of NGOs, civil society organizations, and individuals concerned with gender equality and the rights and empowerment of women and girls.

Through our annual NGO CSW Forum, advocacy with UN Member States, information sharing with our community, and youth engagement, we work to bridge the gap between global civil society, grassroots organizations, and the official UN Commission on the Status of Women process in New York.


To facilitate a platform for the voices and leadership of feminists and women's rights organizations globally who advocate for their inclusion in the United Nations in pursuit of gender equality


A world without gender discrimination or gender-based violence, where economic, political, and social policies encourage gender equality and equity


The NGO CSW Forum is the civil society side of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Consisting of hundreds of events throughout two weeks, the Forum runs parallel to the official CSW session taking place at the UN Headquarters. This provides civil society the opportunity to engage in the processes and CSW sessions without ECOSOC-accreditation or a UN grounds pass.

Each month, we host a meeting for our community with an expert roundtable about a topic related to gender equality. This year, all of our Monthly Meetings will also address technology and innovation in some way to align with the CSW priority theme. All Monthly Meetings are virtual via Zoom and open to the public.

NGO CSW/NY is committed to providing our community with advocacy resources and training to ensure that they are prepared to advocate for their organization or work at the UN, especially at the UN CSW. We also do our own advocacy each year for the UN CSW Zero Draft and outcome document through our Advocacy & Research Group.

Creating a supportive, inclusive, and empowered community is very important to us at NGO CSW/NY. Through our NGO CSW Forum, Monthly Meetings, and online presence, we want to bring together women's rights activists, feminists, and gender equality advocates from all walks of life to work toward global equality for women and girls.

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