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Thirty-eight Presbyterians, including fourteen young adults, will attend the 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women from March 14-25, 2016 in New York. The Presbyterian presence is made possible because the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an accredited non-governmental organization with the United Nations' Economic and Social Council. The Presbyterian delegation is recruited and supported through a partnership between Presbyterian Women in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Racial Ethnic & Women's Ministries/Presbyterian Women, and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.
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Presbyterians will join our Ecumenical Women partners to advocate for justice for women at the 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
The 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women will tentatively meet on March 14-24, 2016. A PC(USA) orientation will be held on the Friday before the Commission meets. The NGO Committee on the Status of Women will organize a NGO Forum that usually includes a consultation day prior to the Commission and parallel events held during the meeting of the Commission. The Commission will meet at the UN headquarters ...
This story originally appeared in the Presbyterian News Service. Thanks to our colleague Rick Jones for writing this story!
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) made an oral statement yesterday to the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Ryan Smith, Presbyterian representative to the United Nations, presented the statement during Wednesday’s General Debate session. For the past week and a half, the Commission has been reviewing achievements and challenges since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a major policy document on gender equality, was adopted 20 years ago.
The statement acknowledged ...
Libby McDermott, member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) delegation to the 59th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women and Young Adult Volunteer Alumna, reflects on her experience:
I am no longer a YAV, but I have decided to continue using my Boston YAV blog to share my experience of being a young adult in the church. Last week I had the amazing opportunity to be a part of the Presbyterian Church (USA) delegation to the United Nations 59th Commission on the Status of Women in New York City.
Beth Olker, member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) delegation to the 59th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women and student at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, reflects on her experience.
I am right smack dab in the middle of my two-week journey as a PC(USA) delegate to the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women. The commission this year is reviewing the statement on the Beijing Platform, a product of the Commission on the Status of Women in 1995.
This week has been a blur. A blur of meetings, panels, worship, building ...