CSW68 General Information and Registration

CSW68 Priority and Review Themes

  • Priority theme: Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective

  • Review theme: social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls (agreed conclusions of the sixty-third session)

Register for the GWI delegation to attend the Commission on the Status of Women 68

NGOs that are accredited to and in good standing with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) may designate representatives to attend the annual sessions of the CSW. GWI members in good standing are invited to register for CSW68. Members who are interested in participating as part of GWI’s delegation must submit an official delegate CSW68 Application Form and CSW68 Candidate Endorsement Form. Both forms must be emailed to the GWI Office to membership@graduatewomen.org no later than Friday, 10 November 2023 at midnight Central European Time (CET). Online registration via Indico is mandatory.  Your registration will be reviewed and approved by the GWI Board.

Please click here to view and download our CSW68 Call for Delegate Circular issued on 3 October.

Alternatively please click here to download the CSW68 Delegate Application:


And please click here to download the CSW68 Delegate Endorsement Form:


Graduate Women International CSW68 written statement:

Education is the cornerstone on which a more equitable and prosperous future can be built for women and girls, and it is through financing of education that we can address poverty, narrow the gender gap, and strengthen institutions…..

Cosponsors of this statement are nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) with General or Special Consultative status to the Economic and Social Council: Australian Graduate Women Inc, Afrikanische Frauenorganisation, Associated Country Women of the World, Canadian Federation of University Women, International Federation on Ageing, International Federation of Business and Professional Women, Soroptimist International, Tandem Project, The, Widows Rights International, Women’s Federation for World Peace International, Women Graduates-USA, Inc, Zonta International.

The following written statements were cosponsored by Graduate Women International:

GWI National Federation and Association Written Statements:

Canadian Federation of University Women

Women Graduates-USA

Other Organizations:

Soroptimist International

Widow’s Rights International

Women’s Federation for World Peace International

Zonta International

In-Person and Virtual Parallel Events deadline 4 December 

One of the key components of the NGO CSW Forum is the Parallel Events. Each year, we invite civil society organizations (CSOs) around the globe to apply to host a Parallel Event, regardless of their ECOSOC status. These events are organized by the host NGO or CSO and address the CSW priority and/or review theme in some way. Parallel Events not only provide a space and voice for NGOs and CSOs who may not have a voice at/access to the UN, but they also allow for education and galvanizing around different issues and topics within the feminist and women’s movement. Parallel Events are totally free to attend and open to the public.

Applications to host an in-person and/or virtual Parallel Event are now open!

Learn more and apply now: Click Here.