Call for expressions of interest to co-host an Australian Government side event at the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Call for expressions of interest to co-host an Australian Government side event at the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Office for Women International Forums
Tuesday, 11 October 2016

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Photograph taken at a UN Women conference. Credit to the UN Women for the photo.

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) is seeking applications from interested individuals and representatives of non-government actors to put forward short expressions of interest to co-host side events with the Australian Government at the 61st session of the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) to be held in New York from 13-24 March 2017.

CSW is the highest level international forum on gender equality and women’s empowerment which meets annually in New York.

In 2017, CSW will examine a priority theme, a review theme, and a focus area.

  • The priority theme for CSW61 is: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.
  • The review theme for CSW61 is: Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.
  • The focus area for CSW61 is: The empowerment of Indigenous women.

Australia typically sends a high level delegation to CSW each year. The Australian Government hosts and co-hosts a range of side events related to the priority and review themes, as well as Australian domestic priorities for women, alongside emerging and innovative topics.

Non-Government actors are invited to put forward a one page pitch (expression of interest) providing an outline of a proposed event and how it relates to the selection criteria. Expressions of interest may be shortlisted with further information sought from those applicants.

Please note: No support is available to assist event organisers to travel to CSW or for accommodation in New York.

Applications have closed. Thank you to everyone who applied.