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This year, the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 12th to 23rd. The theme is “challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.”CLICK HERE to register for the CSW62 Forum, which will give you access to the schedule of Parallel events hosted by hundreds of NGOs during CSW. Registration is free! WFWP will also be hosting two public events during this time. The WFWP Parallel event, organized by the WFWP UN office, will take place on a…
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The grand ballroom of the former Jordan Marsh mansion was all aglow, as 45 WFWP members and friends gathered to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of WFWP in Boston on October 28th. The speakers for the night shared a message of empowering younger women to become leaders and to be more involved in WFWP, by helping them understand the importance and value of WFWP. Women from New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island joined with our Massachusetts members. We were so lucky to have WFWP's first president, Nora Spurgin, and our second president, Alexa Ward, bless us with their attendance.…
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The Chicago Chapter of WFWP USA, in observance of the United Nations International Day of Peace, also known as ‘Peace Day,’ held a forum with the theme of “Peace Begins With Me: Perspectives on Peace” on September 30 at the Elk Grove Village Library. This conference also included a fundraiser for the Lunis Kinderworld preschool in Nepal and the nine Schools of Africa pioneered by WFWP. This was just one of hundreds of events that took place throughout the US during the month of September, commemorating the 36th anniversary of Peace Day, which was established by unanimous resolution by the…
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On Sunday June 4th, a lovely June afternoon, the Hackensack Satellite Chapter of WFWP in New Jersey met to more fully understand the mission and history of the United Nations and WFWP's responsibilities as an NGO in General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.To begin, Mrs. Cynthia Nakai, City Chairwoman for Hackensack, explained the origin and meaning of the United Nations Flag. The flag was established in December 1946. It was designated to be light blue, the color of peace; as opposed to red, the color of war. The map on the flag…
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Karen Judd Smith is the Founder of NGO Academy, Author of Amazon Best Seller “United Nations Unlocked,” and Vice-Chair of the Alliance of NGOs of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.It was a thought-provoking experience learning and interacting with such accomplished and global women at the Horizon Summit on March 18, organized by WFWP International during the CSW61. One of the speakers, Karen Judd Smith, presented on advocacy including key points from her #1 selling book on Amazon “The United Nations Unlocked.”As she brushed over a number of topics, it was clear that we were only getting the tip of the…
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I am truly thankful to have been a part of organizing WFWPI’s CSW61 parallel event entitled: “Women Fostering Peace and Co-Prosperity: Creating Intergenerational Collaboration sans Arrogance.” It was wonderful to see women across generations and nationalities, come together each week to share ideas, experiences, and constructive criticism to plan such a meaningful event. When I attended the well-received parallel event, I could not have asked for a better send off to my week at the United Nations on behalf of WFWPI.As with WFWPI’s parallel event, a common theme ran through all the side events: the importance of youth and older…
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Overview This year’s annual CSW61 (Commission on the Status of Women) event was indeed very special in that WFWP International also celebrated our 25th Anniversary (founded in 1992) and the 20th Anniversary of our General Consultative Status as an NGO at the UN!The week from March 12- 19, therefore, was chock full of programs, events, activities, and also meetings. We were especially grateful and blessed to have our WFWP International President, Professor Yeon Ah Choi Moon present with us during that entire week!The events were put together mostly by the WFWP UN office and team under the leadership of Mrs.…
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January 30th, 2017

CSW61 On the Horizon

WFWP USA would like to share with you several exciting upcoming festivities. The WFWP International UN office will be hosting a number of programs and events during this year's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), which will take place from March 13th to the 24th, 2017. All WFWP International related events will take place during the first week of the CSW61 in the New York City area. Below is an outline of the scheduled events. Registration and further details will be forthcoming.The theme for this year's CSW61 is "Women's Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work." For highlights…
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Like most of us, I look forward to the new spring season with all the beauty and freshness that comes with it. Likewise, I was also inspired by the anticipation of spending a few days in New York City at the United Nations for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60). This year's conference with the theme "Women Empowered to Implement the Sustainable Development Goals" held from March 14 to the 24, was in no way a disappointment. I arrived in New York as a representative for WFWP USA, the Midwest Region. New York City was on fire with…
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This is my fourth year in a row representing WFWP USA at the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) events in New York City. Each year it is quite an experience when thousands of women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds from around the world, representing their countries, organizations, and causes, descend on New York City and the UN to participate in discussions at CSW events. As you might know, this year's annual topic is “Women Empowered to Implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).” This title in and of itself gave me a lot of hope for actual…
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