Green Hope Foundation

Women at the Helm of Sustainable Solutions to Climate Crisis–A CSW66 Side Event

The sixty-sixth session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) has already started and will conclude on 25 March 2022.

For the eleventh consecutive year, Dianova International will host a parallel event in the NGO CSW66 Virtual Forum in which many NGOs from around the world will be discussing a wide range of topics on women’s rights.

On the topic “Women at the Helm of Sustainable Solutions to Climate Threats”, our parallel event will take place on Monday, March 21 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST (New York time), 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm CET (Madrid time). Please note that the event will be available only in English. Download the event flyer.

I will have the privilege of moderating this event in which intersections among gender equality, women´s empowerment, women´s health, and climate change and disaster risk reduction interventions will be discussed by the following speakers with extensive experience in these fields:

If you have already registered for this side event, thank you again. If you have not yet registered, I kindly encourage you to do so.

Register now
Many thanks for your attention. I look forward to seeing you at the event.

Maria Victoria Espada
Representative of Dianova International to the United Nations

Dianova International is an NGO with Special Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).


CoNGO Notes: For information about collaborative work of NGOs on the issues above and related matters, visit the substantive committees related to CoNGO. Visit here for specific information about the event organizer, Dianova International.


[Film Launch] Nuclear Games

On July 23, the eve of the Olympic Games, global youth leaders for peace, climate action, human rights and disarmament will launch

As athletes gather in Japan for the start of the Olympic Games, media attention is focusing on the value of the Games for sports, protection at the Games from the COVID virus, and the Olympic Ideal for Peace and Humanity.

But there are other, more threatening and deadly Games involving Japan – and the entire world – that will continue during the Olympics and after. These Games involve the nuclear arms race and the misguided pursuit of nuclear energy.

Join youth leaders from around the world on July 23 as they launch Nuclear Games, a provocative film plus five ‘manga stories’ and an innovative, animated web documentary designed to attract, educate and engage. Register here!

Program: Nuclear Games launch
A youth-led event organised by Youth Fusion and moderated by Vanda Proskova (Czech Republic)

  • Introduction to Nuclear Games and the issues by:
    • Dr. Andreas Nidecker (Switzerland): President, Basel Peace Office. Creator of the Nuclear Games concept;
    • Kehkashan Basu(Canada): Founder-President, Green Hope Foundation. UN Human Rights Champion. Winner, 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize. Member, World Future Council. Winner of the inaugural Voices Youth Gorbachev-Shultz Legacy Award; 
    • Michaela Sorensen(Denmark): Youth Fusion team member. Gender, Peace and Security Program Officer, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament
  • Excerpts from the web documentary and the five manga stories (see below)
  • Discussion after each manga story with young global leaders including:
    • Divina Maloum (Cameroon): Founder, Children for Peace. Co-winner (with Greta Thunberg) of the 2019 International Children’s Peace Prize;
    • Disha Ravi (India): Founder of Fridays for Future India;
    • Kasha Sequoia Slavner (Canada): The ‘Sunrise Storyteller’. Multi-award-winning young documentary filmmaker;
    • Tatsuro Debroux(Japan): Doctor in Law Pompeu Fabra University. Program Officer, Peace Depot. Japan Coordinator, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament;
    • Aigerim Seitenova(Kazakhstan): Head of Programmes @“Wings of Liberty” Public Foundation
      Member of the Core Group of Youth Experts for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)


CoNGO Notes: For more information on the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace, and Security, please visit For more information on the NGO Committee on Children’s Rights-NY, please visit For more information on the NGO Committee on Human Rights, please email the co-chairs at or