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Parallel events

As part of the fifty-fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, Member States, United Nations entities and non-governmental organizations organized a series of parallel events. Due to ongoing renovations of the United Nations Headquarters complex, space availability during the fifty-fourth session was very limited.  All interested stakeholders were encouraged to seek alternative locations for their planned side events outside the UN Headquarters complex.

Parallel events held on UN premises

newThe calendar of parallel events of Permanent Missions and UN entities is now online. Click here: [ First week, 1 - 5 March | Second week, 8 - 12 March ]

Parallel events held in the Church Center and other locations

Parallel events organized by NGOs take place outside UN premises, usually in the Church Center (located at the intersection of 44th Street and First Avenue, across from the UN Secretariat building). NGOs, both with and without ECOSOC accreditation, may organize and attend these events. No equipment (computers, projectors, etc) can be provided. NGOs organizing the events can however bring their own equipment.

NGOs wishing to organize a parallel event during the CSW session should directly contact the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (, which is a group of New York-based women’s NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC. Please do not contact DAW with queries related to parallel events organized by NGOs.