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In this section of the site we provide links to historical documents, articles and reports
in support of a 5th World Conference on Women.

Documents, Articles and Reports:



USCSW 2018 Advocating a UN 5th World Conference on Women and Parallel NGO meetings



March 2015: A Guide for NGOs and Women's Human Rights Activists at the UN and CSW



Dec. 10, 2014: More Than Just Talking by Dr. Iise Feitshans, JD


Dec. 08, 2014: CSW (59th Session) U.N. Economic and Social Council
Follow-up to the 4th World Conference on Women


Nov. 4, 2014: ECOSOC-Statement-CSW59


Nov. 4, 2014: UN ECE 2012 Top-Down and Bottom-up: Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women Plus Feminist Movements in Civil Society Can Do Together what Neither can Accomplish Separately

March 2014: Statement: Need for a United Nations Global Conference on Women
(download PDF statement in specific languages at links below)
English | Arabic | Chinese | Spanish | Russian | French


December 10, 2012: Statement Advocating a Global Conference on Women submitted by International Public Policy Institute and Pathways to Peace, non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council


August 2, 2012: Position Paper on 5WCW


March 8, 2012: Joint announcement by the President of the General Assembly and the United Nations Secretary-General on the occasion of the International Women's Day


TIMELINE: Advocacy for a Fifth World Conference on Women (Click for PDF)

Convening a fifth United Nations/non-governmental organizations world conference on women and girls” submitted by the International Public Policy Institute, Pathways to Peace, the Women's Intercultural Network and the Women's World Summit Foundation, non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.

Click below for Statement for a UN NGO 5th World Conference on Women & Girls
(English or Spanish)


Fifth Women's World Conference Concept Paper

2011 ECOSOC statement on need for a 5WCW (in English and French)


Secretary General's transcript announcing Ms. Bachelet as the Head of UN Women (9-14-10)


Establishment of UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment (July 2, 2010)


Report on 2009 CSW Meetings from Jean Shinoda Bolen


Form of New U.N. Women's Entity Still Nebulous by Thalif Deen


Letter from Rachel Mayanja, UN Assistant-Secretary General
re: 5WCW & Urgent Message from Mother


Oral Statement advocating 5WCW prepared for the CSW by Jean Shinoda Bolen


The Oxytocin Antidote: Why the UN Must Sponsor a 5th WCW by Jean Shinoda Bolen


Letter of support to ECOSOC from Women's Intercultural Network (WIN)

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