Opportunity to join the Australian Delegation to the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Opportunity to join the Australian Delegation to 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

from L-R, the photo pictures Anuradha Mundkur, Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls Natasha Stott Despoja AM, Sarah Boyd

Applications have closed. Thank you to everyone who applied.

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is seeking applications from all interested individuals, academics and representatives of non-government organisations to be included on the official Australian Government delegation to 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.

  • 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.

All applicants will be assessed based on their individual merits, and with due consideration to fostering diversity within the delegation. In order to ensure a broad range of views are represented on the delegation, the Australian Government encourages all genders from diverse backgrounds to apply including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with disabilities.

Given the focus area of CSW61, one position on the delegation will be reserved for a woman of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Applications close 11.59pm AEDST Sunday 30 October 2016. For more information on how to apply please see the application pack