On November 13, 2020, the NGO/CSW in New York will be hosting a launch event informing the public of new opportunities for youth engagement within the upcoming NGO CSW65 Forum in addition to the next Generation Equality Forum that will take place in 2021.
Beijing Women’s Conference: 20 Years of UN Security Council Resolution 1325: The Link Between Peace and Gender Equity”
October 31, 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the UNSCR, reaffirming the contributions that women make to peace throughout the world. The conference held on October 1, 2020 was a high level meeting of the General Assembly in which members met to discuss new gender perspectives throughout UN peace and security efforts. Transformative change was a highlighted topic in addition to the focus of restoring a culture of peace through conflict resolution. This even demonstrated plans, actions and commitments in accelerating achievements in gender equality through the successful empowerment of all women and girls. The latest release from the Secretary General on peace and security addresses national action plans and data demonstrating positive female interaction throughout global programs. There is a downward trend in women’s participation in government. As of 2010 there is a 19% participation rate for women in government. Due to COVID-19, 24% of task force members are currently women while the rate stands at 18% across multiple conflict countries.
For more information regarding upcoming calendar events for the 2020 Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace, and Security click: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vsEa9wi8a0MR9merqXlUD8juKbk9-788j9WKI7x4_Qw/edit
2020 World Development Information Day
The commemoration of the 2020 World Development Information Day took place on October 23, 2020. Professionals, entrepreneurs, and representatives throughout academic and private sectors met to discuss their experiences with the goal of developing strategic, long-term plans in encouraging young people in developing their technology and digital skills across multiple industries. The focus is to drive positive social change for everyone while leveraging team strengths in achieving organizational goals.