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Beijing+25 and Generation Equality Updates

By NGO CSW/NY Publications

Volume 1 Issue 12


Beijing+25 Virtual UNGA Meeting on 1 October

Save the date! There will be a virtual high-level meeting during the UN General Assembly on 'Accelerating the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls' on 1 October 2020.

More information about the meeting will be sent out on a later date.


Recording: Virtual Townhall of Civil Society and United Nations Secretary-General

Did you miss the virtual townhall that happened this morning between civil society and the Secretary-General? You can watch the recording on Youtube now.

Read the concept note of the event here.


The Feminist & Women's Movement Action Plan brings you DIALOGUES around the 6 thematic areas presented in our virtual conferences.

Prepare for CSW65 and the Generation Equality Forum in 2021. Meet in small, self-moderated conversations that cover the Beijing Platform for Action critical areas of concern: Women and poverty, Women and the economy, Human Rights of Women, the girl child, and Women and health + CEDAW + SDG targets.

Choose your own day and time. You can also decide another time and date and invite others. See more information about the 6 thematic areas and the virtual conferences.

Join the Conversations


Check out the fwMAP Video Series on Youtube.

Read the Briefing Papers prepared by experts in the six themes.

Listen to all of the Thematic Working Group Maestro conference recordings on NGO CSW/NY's website.


Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP) Updates

Read the first stage cross-country report published in time for International Youth Day. The report is based on the research study by Global Evidence as part of the Overseas Development Institute (GAGE-ODI) and draws from AGIP's COVID-19 risks and opportunities for adolescent girls framework. Endorse the open letter to ensure adolescent girls at the centre in Generation Equality accountability  The purpose of the letter is to call on the Core Group, UN agencies and AC leaders and members to approach the adolescent girls’ actions within each of the 6 ACs as a holistic commitment to advance gender equality through girl-centered action and engaging men and boys to bring about real sustainable change. If you have any questions about the letter and/or AGIP, please get in touch with Nihal Said at The Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP) is a global partnership co-chaired by Plan International and Girls Not Brides and includes a group of civil society organisations, research institutions and foundations collaborating to drive evidence informed investments for adolescent girls’ action, policy and programming.


Future of Equality Series

As the momentum is building towards the Generation Equality Forum, we have decided to take action to shape the agenda and to mobilize actors within our collective efforts to promote gender equality and to hold four sub-regional consultations for Western Balkans and Turkey, each focusing on critical priorities.

The themes and dates of each consultation are as follows:

  1. 31 August 2020, 10:00 – 12:00 (CEST): Future of Equality in Western Balkans and Turkey – General consultations on the status of GE and priorities under the 6 thematic pillars over the next 5 years

  2. 17 September 2020, 10:00 – 12:00 (CEST): Innovation, technology and gender equality

  3. 30 September 2020, 10:00 – 12:00 (CEST): Climate justice and gender equality

  4. October, date TBD: Women’s organizations and national gender equality mechanisms

Stay in touch with the Women's Major Group here.


UN Women @ 10 Online Book Chapter

Submit your story for the online book commemorating UN Women's 10th anniversary!

For the 10th anniversary of UN Women, civil society is dedicating a chapter of an online book, Thank You, United Nations, to share your stories, poems, photos, and videos. Join us to celebrate this landmark by contributing to the chapter, “Women changed the UN - and the UN helped women change the world.”  

We welcome your reflections on how UN Women has impacted your life, its achievements, and your hopes and dreams for UN Women’s future.  It’s free and easy. Sign up and upload your content in any language.

Submit your Story


Advisory Working Group Updates

The next Advisory Working Group meeting will be onTuesday, 8 September at 4PM EDT.

The Advisory Working Group has bi-monthly meetings alternating between 11AM and 4PM EST. For the full schedule of meetings, visit our website.

If you would like to join the Advisory Working Group, please email us at


Share your or your organization's work for Beijing+25!

If you'd like to share what you and/or your organization are working on for Beijing+25, you can do so here. Activities can be local, regional or global. All responses are public so everyone can be in the know about different Beijing+25 processes around the globe.

Check out the responses so far!


NGO Parallel Reports

Thank you to those who have sent us your National Parallel Reports in preparation for Beijing+25! For more information about the Parallel Reports and a list of reports we have received thus far, click here. Please send all reports to


Stay Informed on the Generation Equality Campaign

Subscribe to UN Women’s email list to stay informed on the Generation Equality Campaign.

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If you are interested in Gender Equality SDG#5 then sign up to receive this Generation Equality newsletter. There is a lot going on via the UN and its many agencies this year.

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