UN Commissions 2007


Have you always wanted to see and participate in a conference at the United Nations in New York? Meet delegates from all over the world? Listen to state leaders and representatives?


Or do you just want to put your World Youth Alliance training to practice?


Whether it’s been your life long dream to see the United Nations or finally put your training to the test, we’re inviting all members in training to participate in the 2007 United Nations Commissions at the UN Headquarters in New York. WYA Track A training is a pre-requisite. Deadline for registration is the 30th of October 2006, Monday. Contact your regional office for more details. Not yet a member or in training? Got questions? Contact your regional office for more information on World Youth Alliance in your region, membership, training and the commissions through email.  Click here to download the application form.




Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) 15 January to 2 February 2007 UN New York



was adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.


PROMOTING FULL EMPLOYMENT AND DECENT WORK FOR ALL
Commission for Social Development (CSD) 7 to 16 CSD Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of ActionFebruary 2007 UN New York



CSD was established as a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 1946. As a result of a comprehensive reappraisal of the role of the Commission it was renamed in 1966 and became the Commission for Social Development, in order to clarify its role as a preparatory body of the Council in the whole range of social development policy. The CSocD is the key UN body in charge of the follow-up and implementation of the . It meets once a year in New York, usually in February, for a period of eight working days.


THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AND VIOLENCE AGAINST THE GIRL CHILD
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 26 February to 9 March 2007 UN New York



CSW prepares recommendations and reports to the Economic and Social Council on promoting women’s rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields. It aims to promote implementation of the principle that men and women shall have equal rights. Following the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women, CSW was mandated to regularly reviewing areas of concern in the Platform for Action.


THE CHANGING AGE STRUCTURES OF POPULATIONS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT
The Commission on Population and Development (CPD) 3 to 7 April 2006 UN New York

Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development.


CPD began in October 1946 under the Economic and Social Council as The Population Commission. In 1994 the General Assembly renamed the Commission, giving it its current name in a resolution that established a three tiered system between the Council and the Commission.