The 50th CPD took place on 3-7 April 2017 at the UN in New York. The theme was “Changing population age structures and sustainable development”. Despite weeks of informal negotiations and ten days of formal ones on a draft resolution that had been put forward by the Chair of the Commission, Ms Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani (Qatar), the member States failed to reach a consensus, and for the second time in three years, the session … Continued
The UN is ours, but it has lost its way. We need to get it back! A statement by the Association for Women’s Rights in Development and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom: “As governments across all continents continue to adopt laws and policies curtailing civil society participation in democratic spaces, international sites have become even more critical to confront and hold governments accountable. The United States’ anti-immigrant, anti-refugee, and anti-Muslim travel ban … Continued
Many thanks to everyone who has signed & for the positive messages about this initiative. However, we need more signatories! ±150 of you have signed! But we have 1,000 members, where are you?
We call upon the UN agencies to send a strong signal to the international community and to all our governments, by agreeing to make International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September, an official UN day. Please send us an email before 30 June to sign the letter and support the campaign.
UN and African experts urge Sierra Leone’s President to save millions of women’s lives by signing the 2015 Safe Abortion Bill GENEVA (28 January 2016) – A group of United Nations and African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Commission human rights experts* today urge the President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, to sign the 2015 Safe Abortion Bill for it to enter into force without further delay. They warned that reluctance towards the … Continued