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Achieving Gender Equality and Economic Empowerment through Nurse Migration–A CSW66 Side Event

The United Nations sixty-sixth session on the Commission on the Status of Women is scheduled to commence from 14 through 25 March 2022.  The NGO CSW Forum runs parallel to the official session and provides civil society the opportunity to engage in the processes and CSW sessions.

As part of the NGO CSW Forum 66, CGFNS International Inc., proudly presents its virtual Parallel Event:

Achieving Gender Equality and Economic Empowerment through Nurse Migration.

When: 15 March 2022, 12:00-1:30pm (EST)

Where: Zoom Webinar (Register Here)

The Parallel Event’s Program will include:

  • Introductory remarks from CoNGO’s President on the role of civil society and nurses in advancing the UN agenda
  • Current global nurse migration landscape
  • The immense contributions of nurses and nurse migrants
  • How nurses and nurse migrants advance the UN Agenda
  • The work of CGFNS in nursing, migration, and ethical recruitment spheres
  • A panel discussion featuring four migrant nurses from India, Nigeria, the Philippines, and Venezuela

Speakers will include:

  • Rev. Dr. Liberato Bautista, President, Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO)
  • Dr. Franklin Shaffer, President & CEO, CGFNS International
  • RADM Kerry Nesseler (ret), Strategic Public Policy Advisor, CGFNS international
  • Dr. Frances Hughes, Director, Global Strategic Initiatives, CGFNS International
  • Four nurse migrants from India, Nigeria, the Philippines, and Venezuela

If you are interested in attending, or for more information about the event and its participants, please Click Here and register today. This event is free and open to anyone who is interested in attending.

Thank you for your support of the NGO CSW Forum 66, and our eagerly awaited, interesting and inspiring discussion on 15 March!

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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 NGO Committee on Status of Women/New YorkNGO Committee on Status of Women Vienna, and the NGO Committee on Status of Women Geneva. For information about the event organizer, visit CGFNS.

Sixty-sixth Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

The sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 14 to 25 March 2022. Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSW66 will take place in a hybrid format. All side events and parallel events will be fully virtual.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to contribute to the session.

Themes

  • 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);

Bureau

The Bureau of the Commission plays a crucial role in facilitating the preparation for, and in ensuring the successful outcome of the annual sessions of the Commission. Bureau members serve for two years. In 2002, in order to improve its work and ensure continuity, the Commission decided to hold the first meeting of its subsequent session, immediately following the closure of the regular session, for the sole purpose of electing the new Chairperson and other members of the Bureau (ECOSOC decision 2002/234).

The Bureau for the 66th session (2022) of the Commission on the Status of Women comprises the following members:

  • H.E. Ms. Mathu Joyini (South Africa), Chair (African States Group)
  • Ms. Pilar Eugenio (Argentina), Vice-Chair (Latin American and Caribbean States Group)
  • H.E. Ms. Antje Leendertse (Germany), Vice-Chair designate (Western European and Other States Group)
  • Mr. Māris Burbergs (Latvia), Vice-Chair designate (Eastern European States Group)
  • Ms. Hye Ryoung Song (Republic of Korea), Vice-Chair designate (Asia and Pacific States Group)

Preparations

  • Expert Group Meeting: 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

Organization of the Session

The Commission’s two-weeks session includes the following activities:

Side Events

Session Outcomes

The outcome of the Commission’s consideration of the priority theme during its 66th session will take the form of agreed conclusions, to be negotiated by all Member States.

The Commission will review, as appropriate, its methods of work, taking into consideration the outcome of the process of alignment of the agendas of the GA and ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, with a view to further enhancing the impact of the work of the Commission.The Commission will make a recommendation on how best to utilize the year 2025, on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women.

NGO Participation

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CoNGO Notes: For collaborative work among NGOs related to the agenda of the UN Commission on the Status of Women and UN Women, visit  NGO Committee on the Status of Women-NY, the NGO Committee on the Status of Women-Geneva, and the NGO Committee on the Status of Women-Vienna. For more information about CoNGO-related NGO Committees, view Substantive Committees.