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NGO CSW outcome document for the North America and European region is out

[Brussels, 5 February 2014] At the eve of the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), NGOs are unveiling their analysis and demands with regards to the priority theme: “Challenges and Achievements in the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for Women and Girls”. Pierrette Pape, Acting Coordinator of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) has played a key role in bringing the European perspective into the outcome document for the North American and European region, which has been drafter by an independent editing committee made up of over 20 researchers, members of the North America/Europe Caucus and people with expertise in a specific area, appointed by Susan O’Malley, Editor and Bette Levy, Co-Editor.

The purpose of NGO CSW outcome documents is to ensure that civil society has a voice in the CSW Outcome Document process. It remains an open platform for continued dialogue before, during and after CSW 58. The authors of the outcome document stand with UN Women and the European Women’s Lobby in stating that the Post-2015 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals must have a transformative stand-alone goal on achieving gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment. We ask that what is learned at CSW 58 concerning the limitations of the framing of the MDGs and the indicators will be used to improve the goals of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

You can download the document here.

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