In 2013, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung was granted special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). NGOs with consultative status have access to ECOSOC, its subsidiary bodies, and other UN mechanisms, processes, and events. ECOSOC, founded by the UN Charter in 1946, is concerned with economic, social, and environmental challenges. It is broadly responsible for 70 percent of the UN’s human and financial resources.
International leaders and civil society activists will soon convene again at the UN Headquarters in New York for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), which will take place from March 13 to 24, 2017. This year, the Commission will address the issue of women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work, a subject of uttermost importance to tackle persistent gender inequalities. Today, most of the......
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