Virtual Activism attended the 62nd session on womenin NY, 2018.
The Priority theme was: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls;
The Review theme: Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women (agreed conclusions of the forty-seventh session).
Board members Marlyn Tadros and Melissa Dailey have attended the 55th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD55), 1-10 February 2017“. The conference’s topic was “Strategies for the eradication of poverty to achieve sustainable development for all”. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world were invited to attend the CSocD55.
Concluding its fifty-fifth session on 10 February 2017, the Commission for Social Development approved without a vote three draft resolutions for adoption by the Economic and Social Council that addressed issues of African development, youth and the rights of persons with disabilities.
Among the three texts approved today was one on the social dimensions of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (document E/CN.5/2017/L.5), which would have the Council welcome progress by African Governments to implement the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, notably by deepening democracy, human rights, good governance and sound economic management.