Side Events

The programme of side events, or activities organized outside the formal programme of the session of the Commission, provides an excellent opportunity for Member States, UN entities and NGOs to discuss themes of the Commission and other critical gender equality issues.

Side events held on UN premises

Permanent Missions and UN entities hold side events on UN premises during the CSW session.

Please click here for the schedule of CSW59 side events

Parallel events held in the Church Center and other locations

Parallel events organized by NGOs take place outside United Nations premises, usually in the Church Center (located at the intersection of 44th Street and First Avenue, across from the UN Secretariat building). Any NGO may organize and attend these events—subject to space availability.

Please click here for the schedule of NGO parallel events at CSW59

NGOs wishing to organize a parallel event during the CSW session should directly contact the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, which is a group of New York–based women’s NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council. All questions on NGO-sponsored events should be directed to the NGO Committee on the Status of Women via