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. The online reservation system for side events on the occasion of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) will be open on Thursday, 13 December 2018, at 9:00 am. Permanent Missions and United Nations entities interested in booking a room for a side event are asked to sign-up for a user account for the upcoming session (CSW63). User accounts from previous sessions are not valid. Sign-up is open as of now and organizers are encouraged to sign up prior to the opening date of the online room reservation. To sign up for an account, please contact UN-Women (e-mail csw.sideevents@unwomen.org).

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. 

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. For more information, please visit the website of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women at http://www.ngocsw.org. All questions on NGO-sponsored events should be directed to the NGO Committee on the Status of Women via info@ngocsw.org