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NGO CSW66 Forum Registration is Open!

Deadline for Parallel Event applications has been extended!

Soroptimist International CSocD60 Statement – sign-on

Soroptimist International kindly requests your support for our statement for the 60th Session of the Commission on Social Development. The deadline for signing the statement is Monday 1st November 2021.
In accordance with UN Guidelines, only ECOSOC accredited organisations can sign the statement. To sign please either:
Use the Google Form:
or email: with the name of your organisation.

Virtual Parallel Event Applications are now open!

CALL FOR SIGN-ON: A statement to COP26 Glasgow by NGOs admitted with observer status by the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

{CoNGO calls on the wider NGO community to consider either co-submitting or co-endorsing the following statement. NGOs in observer status with UNFCCC may co-submit, while NGOs in consultative status or other relations with the UN, may co-endorse. This statement was drafted and finalized by the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development in Vienna and was officially endorsed by the following NGO members with ECOSOC consultative status: Graduate Women International, Initiatives of Change, International Inner Wheel, International Federation of Business and Professional Women, Pax Romana, Servas International, Soroptimist International, Society for International Development, Socialist International Women, Verein zur Förderung der Völkerverständigung, Women’s Federation for World Peace International, Women’s International Zionist Organisation, and World Union for Progressive Judaism. Please email your response to, with a copy to}

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URGENT CALL FOR SIGN-ON: International Alliance of Women Written Statement on UN CSW66

{The International Alliance of Women (IAW), a full member of CoNGO which has initiated this statement, invites endorsements from other NGOs. Please send your endorsement to the IAW president, Cheryl Hayles, at Deadline is October 14.}

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Help us campaign for a more inclusive CSW process!

Were you satisfied with the CSW65 Agreed Conclusions? Do you think the CSW working methods need to be changed?

Help us as we campaign for a more inclusive and effective CSW process! The first step is to fill out this survey. Your responses and feedback will provide essential data to support our demands for more effective CSW working methods.

The deadline to complete the survey is Tuesday, 18 May at 12 noon EDT.

Fill out the survey here


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NGO CSW65 Young Feminist Awards

In collaboration with Women Have Wings, the NGO CSW Youth Leaders & Young Professionals is delighted to make available five $5,000 grant awards to youth leaders and young professionals who have a project or an idea to advance gender equality in their region. Top projects will be displayed on the NGO CSW65 Virtual Platform. Winners will be announced on 26 March 2021 during the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Deadline for submissions is 1 March 2021, midnight EST to

Five $5,000 grants to youth-led organizations or organizations with projects to advance young feminists’ work. Individual youth leaders (between ages 18 to 40 years old at the time of submission) can be highlighted, but the grants must go to organizations.

Application Criteria:
Organizations must be registered in their country or have a fiscal sponsor who is registered. Priority will be given to young people in the Global South. No US based organizations are eligible. Your application must address one of the following themes.

Project Themes:

  • Advocacy – What is the future of advocacy for gender equality?
    This theme can include projects on gender equality, women in politics and decision making, leadership, governance, development and other advocacy campaigns, planning and implementation of advocacy training sessions as well as creation and distribution of advocacy materials.
  • Grassroots Projects – Projects that advance gender equality at the grassroots that need seed money.
    Any project that is designed to advance gender equality in society, in the workforce, politics, business, human rights, art, sports etc. Proposals for both new and existing projects are accepted if the submission clearly indicates how the grant will be used to implement an idea or increase the impact of the existing project.
  • Technology and Arts – Building platforms on gender issues that amplify youth voices in national and international spaces.
    This could include online platform development and launch projects, such as websites, blogs, apps and other forms of online advocacy or artistic expression that amplifies youth voices and perspectives on gender issues.

Please make sure to include the following components in your written summary:

  • Project Details:
    • Project title
    • Description of the project (500 to 1,000 words)
  • What’s the goal of the project?
    • How do you plan to accomplish it and what is your planning and implementation timeline?
    • Who are the beneficiaries?
  • Who are your partner organizations, if any?
  • How do you plan to measure the impact of the project?
  • Project budget description – development/procurement of project materials
  • Short video of your elevator pitch to explain your project **optional (1 to 3 minutes)
  • Personal Details
    • Your full legal name
    • Date of birth
    • Country of citizenship, country of residence and mailing address
    • Email and phone number
    • Organization you are affiliated with or financial sponsoring institution
    • CV

Submission Guidelines: Write a summary of your project in 500 to 1,000 words. This can be in any of the UN Official languages. Deadline for submission is 1 March 2021, midnight EST. Email your submission to

Submission Procedures:
Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged via email.
Five winners will be notified via email on 26 March 2021.

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