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NGO Guidelines for Parallel Reports for Beijing +25 is now available

The final version of the NGO Guidelines for Parallel Reports for Beijing +25 is now available. Please share widely and provide any comments to the authors. 

It includes the following timetable for planned events leading up to the High-level meeting of the General Assembly in September 2020:

  • 1 May 2019-June 2019: government submission of national report to the respective UN Regional Commissions and to UN-Women, NGOs prepare parallel reports and draft national and regional reports in preparation for CSW 64. 

  • July/October 2019: NGO parallel reports inform the High Level Political Forum and other international meetings 

  • October / November 2019 / February 2020: NGO Stakeholders forums prior to regional intergovernmental meetings in preparation for CSW 64. NGO national reports inform NGO regional reports and Declarations. 

  • March 2020: 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. NGOS can make written and oral statements, participate in side events, join regional and issues caucuses. 

  • June 2020: A civil society forum in France and Mexico and possibly other venues. Declaration. 

  • September 2020: High-level meeting of the General Assembly on Beijing+25, with participation of Heads of State/Government 

Please note that the Guidelines make important linkages with both the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the case of the SDGs, they are illustrative and not exhaustive.