The 24th General Assembly of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) was held in New York January 17-19, 2011. The theme of the triennial Conference was DEFINING THE PRESENT, SHAPING THE FUTURE and was attended by PPSEAWA representatives to the UN as well as some members including the PPSEAWA International President, who is also PPSEAWA’s CoNGO representative at the UN in New York, Geneva and Vienna.
This year, at the United Nations 55th Commission on the Status of Women Conference, PPSEAWA very proudly co-sponsored three parallel events. The theme for the Conference is: “Access and participation of Women and Girls to Education, Training, Science and Technology”.
Presented by the Violence against Girls Task Force (WGG, NGO Committee UNICEF)
- Sponsored by Associated Country Women of the World
- Co-Sponsors: PPSEAWA, Maryknoll Sisters, Franciscans
- Event Chair: Anushka Wirasinha
Panel discussion followed by Q & A with distinguished guests including United Nations head of Armed Conflict, UNICEF and special celebrity
guest speaker from Oprah Winfrey Network. Food & refreshments will be served.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight targets established by world leaders at the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000 to address the world’s major development challenges by 2015. PPSEAWA-International has been actively working to raise awareness of the UN Millennium Development Goals since the International Conference in New Zealand in 2007. Millennium Development Goal Three (MDG 3): Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment guarantees that women have equal opportunities to make their lives, and the lives of their families better.