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. 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. To sign up for an account, please contact UN-Women (e-mail[ Click to reveal ]).

>> Click here to view the schedule of CSW63 side events

>> Visit our CSW63 Mobile App page or scan the QR link below to download the CSW Mobile App on iOS or Android and create your own schedule!
QR link to the CSW63 Mobile App page


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 All questions on NGO-sponsored events should be directed to the NGO Committee on the Status of Women via [ Click to reveal ]

>> Go to NGO CSW website to view the schedule of NGO parallel events