The programme of side events and parallel 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 by Permanent Missions, Intergovernmental Organizations and UN entities
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CSW65 side events will take place virtually. Each side event organizer is responsible for hosting and choosing their virtual event platform. Permanent Missions, intergovernmental organizations and UN entities planning to organize CSW65 side events are encouraged to send information about their intended side events to UN-Women (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). UN-Women will compile a calendar of virtual side events organized by Permanent Missions, intergovernmental organizations and UN entities, and will make this calendar publicly available via the CSW65 website closer to the session.
Parallel events held by Non-governmental Organizationss
Parallel events organized by NGOs will take place virtually. NGO parallel events are coordinated by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (NGO CSW/NY), which is a group of New York–based women’s NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council. For more information on the NGO CSW65 Forum and on NGO parallel events, please visit the website of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (NGO CSW/NY) at https://ngocsw.org/. All questions on NGO-sponsored events should be directed to the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (NGO CSW/NY) via email@example.com