Ahead of the 19th anniversary of the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda and the annual WPS Security Council Open Debate in October (specific date not yet known), the NGO Working Group on WPS (NGOWG) is seeking nominations for potential speakers who could address the United Nations Security Council on behalf of the NGOWG and civil society, and provide an update on WPS implementation by the Security Council, Member States and UN Leadership. The NGOWG is committed to creating consultative and strategic openings for women civil society leaders from conflict and crisis-affected areas to address the UN Security Council in order to influence decision-makers and create positive change at the country level.
Nominations are requested by Friday, 19 July 2019 at 5:00 pm EST. Here is the link to the online form: http://bit.ly/301mZ0U
The online form is available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. Comprehensive translations will be available in the coming days.
Nominations are being sought for women civil society representatives across different conflict and crisis-affected areas who:
Organizations and individuals can nominate multiple women civil society representatives. Please submit one form per individual you are nominating.
Logistical aspects, including travel and visa costs, for the final selected speaker(s) are managed by the NGOWG Office.
If you have any questions, please email the NGOWG Office at firstname.lastname@example.org