Civil society monitors global commitments
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015
To monitor global leaders’ commitments, civil society representatives are gathering today at the “Civil Society Watch: Governments’ Commitments to Action: A Civil Society Parallel Event to the UN Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment”. Civil society organizations will work together to map an “Accountability Score Board” at an “Innovative Ideas Marketplace”, and connect with youth leaders and activists.
Civil society leaders will also make their own commitments to implement the Beijing Platform for Action and share their thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #WorldWeWant.
Taking place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the CUNY Graduate Centre in New York, the event is co-sponsored by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women/NY and Planned Parenthood Federation of America in partnership with Baha’i International Community, Centre for Women’s Global Leadership and Post-2015 Women’s Coalition, and is supported by UN Women.
A youth activist will also speak, and two long-time UN Women partner representatives of civil society organizations will make commitments, at the Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action.
Prior to the Global Leaders’ Meeting today, on 24 September more than 50 civil society thought leaders from all over the world participated in a meeting convened by UN Women to identify key priorities for working together to implement the Beijing Platform for Action and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular Goal 5 on gender equality.