CSW68 written statement submission

Submission of written statements for CSW68 was open from 22 September - 13 October 2023. NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) may submit one individual statement per organization and may sign on to multiple joint statements. NGOs are strongly encouraged to submit joint statements in collaboration with other NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC.

To submit a written statement, please follow these instructions:


  • Written statements by organizations in general consultative status with ECOSOC may not exceed 2,000 words including the cover page; statements by organizations in special consultative status with ECOSOC may not exceed 1,500 words including the cover page.
  • Written statements may be submitted in one of the official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish) and will be published on the CSW website in the language received, closer to the session.



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  • Please use the provided template for your written statement:

    If you are not able to use the provided MS-Word template, you may alternatively copy-paste the text of your statement into the body of your submission email (see section on submission below).

    • Cover page:
      • Insert the name of the submitting organization where indicated on the cover page of the template. Please do not change the other elements of the cover page.
      • If you are submitting a joint statement, add the names of the submitting organizations in alphabetical order on the cover page.
      • Ensure that the name of your organization (and of other NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC) is referenced as contained in the official list of non-governmental organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC.
    • Statement text:
      • Insert the text of your statement in the text section (starting on page 2) of the template.
      • Do not use footnotes, end notes or web links. Please incorporate all information into the text of the statement.
      • If the statement is endorsed by other NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC, add a note at the end of the document to this effect. (The names of the NGOs should be in alphabetical order). Please note that only organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC may endorse your statement.
      • Avoid using abbreviations and acronyms. (For a list of permissible acronyms, please consult the UN Editorial Manual. The acronyms on this list can be used if spelled out in the first instance). All other acronyms, including the acronym for the Commission on the Status of Women ("CSW") and for your organization are not allowed in written statements.
      • Do not include contact details or information of the submitter or any other individuals in your statement text. Any references to individuals will be removed from your final submission to protect personal privacy.
      • Statements containing discriminatory language, language targeting individuals or groups, or abuse will not be published.



    • Using the provided template, save your written statement in MS-Word format (docx/doc). Use the name of your organization as document name.
    • Ensure that the entire document, including the cover page, is within the applicable word limit (2,000 words for organizations in general consultative status; 1,500 words for organizations in special consultative status).
    • Attach the document to an email, using the official ECOSOC name of your organization as email title/subject.
    • Send the email containing the attached statement from the official email account of your organization, or one of your organization’s conference focal points.
    • If you are not able to use the provided template, we would be able to accept your statement as plain text within the body of the email. We are not able to accept other formats such as PDF, jpeg, etc.
    • Please note that your email submission is final; you will not be able to edit your statement upon submission or send multiple versions.
    • All submissions need to be received prior to the deadline of 13 October 2023. We will not be able to accept late submissions.


    Editorial Recommendations:

    • Identify key ideas that you would like to address; introduce these ideas in the first sentence or paragraph of your statement.
    • Avoid repetition. Keep statements clear, simple and to the point.
    • To make reading effortless, organize material by applying the principle of one thought per paragraph.
    • Verify references to titles and dates of United Nations events and conferences.
    • Avoid the use of quotations.

For additional questions pertaining to written statement submission, please contact [ Click to reveal ]