Registration is free and open to the public! After you register, you will receive an email with a link to log into the Virtual Portal and set up your account.
The Forum will take place virtually from 13 to 25 March 2022, but the Virtual Portal is open to explore and familiarize yourself with! See other participants in the Portal and engage with them; explore samples of a Parallel Event page, an Exhibit Booth, and a Handbook Ad; and learn more about advocacy at the UN CSW. In the coming months more information and materials will continue to be uploaded for registrants to interact with!
For more information about registration and the NGO CSW66 Forum, read our FAQs!
We know that a virtual forum space can be overwhelming and is a new experience for many in our community. That’s why we’ve created some tutorial videos to help NGO CSW66 Forum participants navigate the virtual Portal. The following videos are available to view on our Youtube channel now:
The priority theme for the UN CSW is 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.
To prepare for the UN CSW66 and NGO CSW66 Forum, we’ve compiled a resource list to serve as a research tool with relevant links related to this year’s priority theme. This list will be updated regularly as more resources become available.
The 22+ community-level, youth led consultations across 6 regions have offered an opportunity to have a productive dialogue about Climate Change and environmental disaster risk reduction, its impact on youth, and identify areas for policy development and risk reduction. These regional and grassroots community conversations have been led and facilitated by youth. The outcomes of these community-level consultations have formulated key messages and recommendations from youth that have informed a set of practical recommendations for a youth centric, holistic, and integrated climate change strategy. The goal of these recommendations is to promote environmental and disaster risk reduction initiatives that uphold rights, build resilience, and foster a lasting green recovery. Read the full cover note here.
UN Women CSW 66 Virtual Workshop – Climate, the environment, and disaster risk reduction:
an intersectional approach
Despite the growing recognition of young climate activists and youth-led organizations as a central proponent of the ever-growing climate change movement, youth-informed introductory workshop on climate justice and the multilateral UN climate processes, especially as it relates to race, gender equality, and larger intersectional issues. The workshop will focus on how climate change and its intersections are discussed at the UN level, and how youth’s shared lived experiences can inform change. To strengthen young people’s capacity ahead of the 66th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), the UN Women Civil Society Division along with NGO CSW NY will co-host a virtual workshop on 18 February 2022 between 08.30 – 10.30 AM EST (New York).
With the global mentorship program, our vision is to continue to facilitate the friendship, support and mentorship between generations of gender equality activists. We hope to encourage a mutually supportive learning relationship with youth and experienced advocates and foster an ongoing conversation where together we can create a community and inclusive culture that facilitates the emergence of a strong intergenerational movement of activists for gender equality.
For NGO CSW66, the YLYPs will be hosting two meet-and-greet events for the YLYP community to connect with our Global Mentors. The first will happen in the lead up to CSW66 as part of our Youth Preparation Series for NGO CSW66. The second will take place during the second week of CSW66. We hope these events can be the start of new meaningful mentorships and relationships between activists of all ages and experiences!
See the list of our Global Mentors for Youth Leaders and learn more about them by clicking the button below. Each mentor is committed to gender equality with experience in civil society advocacy at the United Nations, particularly for CSW.
Our YLYP community is over 2,000 people strong! We want to map our global community to see where you’re all located! This map is also a good resource for finding other YLYPs in your region or country! Click the link below to add a pin on the map and introduce yourself!
NGO CSW/NY and the YLYPs are committed to ensuring that everyone has a safe and fulfilling experience during our virtual events. Please read these guidelines to follow to assure a safe online environment founded in respect and inclusivity. These principles apply to all of NGO CSW/NY and the YLYP’s virtual spaces and events.