Cities for CEDAW: Virtual National Conference

Join the “Cities for CEDAW” virtual national conference as part of the Cities for CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women) campaign on 20 January 2015, supported by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women New York (NGO CSW New York). As the United States of America (USA) has still not ratified the Convention, the online campaign seeks to get municipalities within USA to adopt CEDAW as a city ordinance during Beijing Plus 20, a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) Fourth World Conference on Women. Speakers will include Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General (UN Women), UN ambassadors and civil society leaders. IFUW UN Representatives to New York, Polly Woodard and Sophie Turner-Zaretsky, are members of the New York City for CEDAW task force. Participants at the virtual conference will have a chance to discuss priority issues about women’s human rights and to send their messages to the UN. The event is free and open to all, and will take place at 11.30 am – 1.00 pm (PST)/2.30pm – 4.00pm (EST). Register for the event here.