We’re so excited to bring you the first-ever Youth Leaders & Young Professionals (YLYP) Monthly Newsletter! As our community continues to grow, we wanted to connect with our constituency and provide them with information and updates about youth at the UN and within global feminist movements.
We’ll be sending out the newsletter on the first Friday of each month and will include information on relevant events and campaigns, updates on the CSW and NGO CSW Forum, and other youth-related content!
Do you have updates, events, opportunities or information to share with our Youth Leaders and Young Professionals community? Submit them to be featured in our YLYP Monthly Newsletter!
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CSW66 and NGO CSW66 Forum Updates:
In 2022, the 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) will take place from 14-25 March. Registration to the CSW for ECOSOC-accredited NGOs will open in October.
Priority theme: Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes
Review theme: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work (agreed conclusions of the sixty-first session)
For the most up-to-date information on the CSW, visit UN Women’s website. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NGO CSW66 Forum: The NGO CSW66 Forum, which will run parallel to the CSW66 session, will take place from 13-25 March, kicking off with Consultation Day on the 13th.
Registration will open in the coming months. The Forum is totally open to the public, regardless of ECOSOC-accreditation status.
For more information about the NGO CSW66 Forum and past Forums, visit NGO CSW/NY’s website and subscribe to their mailing list so you don’t miss anything!
NGO CSW65 Young Feminist Award Winners
In collaboration with Women Have Wings, the NGO CSW/NY Youth Leaders & Young Professionals (YLYPs) made available five $5,000 grant awards to youth leaders and young professionals who had a project or an idea to advance gender equality in their region.
In June, we announced the five winners. These youth-led, transformative projects and organizations were chosen from over 900 submissions! Because we received so many amazing submissions, we also highlighted the 20 runner-ups as well.
The five winners were highlighted during our June Monthly Meeting, Driving Change: A Look at Intergenerational Activism. You can watch the recording to learn more about them.
NGO CSW65 Forum Report
Read the report of last year’s first-ever virtual NGO CSW Forum! Learn about the different aspects of the Forum, the planning process, the lessons learned, and how NGO CSW/NY will be improving future Forums. Download the report here.
Generation Equality Updates: Generation Equality Forum Mexico Report
The Generation Equality Forum Mexico concluded on March 31st, after 3 days of dynamic discussions, activities and cultural celebration, with the unveiling of the draft blueprints of theAction Coalitions: A Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality and of new catalytic commitments for gender equality. These set the stage to pass the Forum’s torch to its next step in Paris from 30 June to 2 July. Youth and civil society leaders also launched a 2026 vision and a common feminist pathway. Read the full report to read more about the Forum, its outcomes and impact.
Generation Equality Forum Paris Debrief
The Generation Equality Forum in Paris took place from 30 June – 2 July, with the announcement of bold gender equality commitments including $40 billion of committed investments and the launch of a global 5-year action journey to accelerate gender equality by 2026. Read more about the Forum here.
Join the Movement: Become a Commitment Maker
Although the Paris Forum is over, your organization can still become a Commitment Maker for one or more Action Coalitions! Learn more here.