Advocacy & Research Group's Work for CSW68

See the ARG's work for this year's CSW with the priority theme: Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective .

NGO CSW/NY’s mission is to advocate for inclusive gender equality. Toward this goal, the Advocacy & Research Group (ARG) gathers input from civil society to develop recommendations for the Zero Draft of the CSW Outcome Document and to shape negotiations on the final document throughout the CSW process. The ARG researches how issues related to each CSW Priority Theme impacts the lives of women and girls in all their diversity. We use this input to develop recommended language for the CSW Bureau, and Member States in advance of negotiations for consideration and inclusion in the Zero Draft and in their discussions.

Research & Information Gathering


The ARG begins its process by researching the CSW Priority Theme, hearing from experts on the topic, and consulting with our global community.

Developing Recommendations


Based on its research and consultations with global civil society, the ARG develops a succinct set of recommendations regarding the CSW Priority Theme. The recommendations are then sent to the CSW Bureau, UN Women, and all Member States to be considered in the Zero Draft of the CSW outcome document.

Creating Recommendation Briefs


The ARG then creates short briefs to elaborate and expand upon each recommendation. It also develops a brief on youth perspectives on each of the recommendations and the CSW Priority Theme.

Advocacy with Member States


In the lead up to CSW, NGO CSW/NY meets with the CSW Bureau and receptive Member States to advocate for the ARG's recommendations to be included in the CSW outcome document.