CLOSED - Apply to attend the Commission on the Status of Women!

5 February 2021


The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women. Following the General Assembly, it is the largest gathering at the United Nations. Civil society organisations play an important and active role alongside member states. Only organisations approved by the Economic Social Council of the United Nations can send representatives to participate, the United Nations Association of New Zealand holds such status.

Due to COVID19 and international restrictions, CSW65 will be run completely virtually. This removes the cost and visa barriers that are usually associated with attending. This provides a great opportunity for us to support 3 young women* (under 30) to attend CSW65, a life-changing and career-advancing opportunity.


*our use of women refers to anyone who identifies as a woman.



Find out more information and apply here:



Please note the conference is online which requires you to have suitable access to a computer and internet, UNA NZ is unable to provide support in this regard.

For more information about CSW generally:

For more information about CSW 65:

For more information about UNA NZ:

Please direct all question to Maisy Bentley via [email protected]

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