NGO/CSW Young Professionals Event

NGO CSW Young Professionals invites you to a


Wednesday, Feb. 1

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

NGO CSW Office

1st Floor, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Open to all NGO CSW members and friends

Wine and light refreshments will be served

Tentative agenda for discussion:

6:00-6:10      Introductions

6:10-6:30      Practice session for the Consultation Day Song “Keep on Moving Forward”

6:30-7:00      NGO-CSW Young Professionals Calendar of Events for 2012

7:00-7:10      Opportunity to be an Ambassador for the Women of Distinction Awardee

7:10-7:30      NGO CSW Consultation Day, Sunday Feb. 26

7:30-8:00      NGO CSW Forum

NGO CSW Young Professionals is a network for professional development and an outlet to engage and empower young professionals in the discussion of women’s issues globally. It provides tools and a forum to identify and promote key issues within the NGO CSW and to voice these perspectives to the NGO CSW community as a collective voice. For more information To sign up to our listserv For more information contact Natalia Kostus, Co-Chair at


NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York


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Politics Essay Competition for Students (2012) is excited to announce it newest policy workshop competition, “Your Ideas, Your NATO”.

Following on from our successful “Women on Transatlantic Security” competition, which I have contacted you about last year, “Your Ideas, Your NATO” is an opportunity for students and young professionals to share their policy ideas on important issues that will be debated at the NATO Summit in Chicago. They could win 500 EUR and a trip to Berlin (round-trip airfare and 4 nights’ accommodation) to present their ideas at our conference on May 21 and receive feedback from NATO.

The deadline for submissions in the first category is February 23. You can find all the details here:

While this competition is open to everyone 35 years and younger from NATO Member and Partner countries, we continue to be committed to strengthening the role of women in the international debate and want to strongly encourage women to participate. Please join our efforts by forwarding this email to your colleagues, members, and partner organizations.

We would also appreciate if you posted this on your website and social media pages. You can “share” our Facebook post ( and retweet us (!/atlanticcom/status/161821167727017984)

You can use the following text for posting on your website or Facebook: is holding a policy workshop competition for students and young professionals! “Your Ideas, Your NATO” is looking for policy suggestions on important current issues that will be debated at the NATO Summit in Chicago. Write a short article and you could win 500 EUR and a trip to Berlin to present your ideas to top decision makers! Check out the competition page for more information.

Youth Consultation Day

The NGO Committee on the Status of Women/New York

Welcomes young women and men, boys and girls and university students

 To NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day

in preparation for the UN Commission on the Status of Women meeting

  26 February 2012

9 – 5 pm

The Salvation Army

(120 West 14th Street, New York, NY)

 –         Learn about the international women’s movement and the United Nations

–         Participate in advocacy training for youth

–         Share your ideas on international issues such as rural women and economic empowerment, human rights, peace and security, and health

  Program highlights:

  • Michelle Bachelet, UN Undersecretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women
  • Mirna Cunningham Kain, Chair, Indigenous Peoples Forum and NGO CSW Forum Woman of Distinction Awardee
  •  Bineta Diop, Peace advocate and one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world (invited)

Register online:

 The fee is $80 (includes lunch)

Attending Congress…Through the Years: by Dormer Ellis, Toronto

One of the advantages of becoming a member of a BPW Club is that, once every three years, you have the opportunity to participate in a BPW International Congress. The first such Congress that I ever attended was held in Montreux, Switzerland over their years ago. I was immediate “hooked” and have been a regular participant ever since. These addictive events have drawn me to Asia, Africa and New Zealand as well as to four North American cities and five locations in Europe. The most recent was held in Helsinki, Finland in June 2011 and the next Congress will be in Korea in 2014.

Click here to read Dormer’s entire article.

To join BPW International in Canada, please take a look at the BPW Canada website.


Message from 2nd Vice President, Membership Chair

Dear BPW members,

All BPW federations and affiliates will have input into the development of an International membership program.  This will be done by sharing best practices and existing presentations, an online survey to establish what is needed and setting up a format, possibly webinars, to share information and provide leadership training on new and existing BPW initiatives.

More details will be available at the “Leaders Summit” Feb. 24th and 25th in New York or on the BPW International web site

Jill Worobec
BPW International 2nd Vice President, Membership Chair