“We are, therefore, alarmed to learn that the zero draft resolution for the commemoration does not envision a meaningful role for civil society. It appears to exclude civil society from the intergovernmental preparatory work, from consultations on any outcomes that may be adopted – and even from the commemorative event itself. This would represent a missed opportunity to ensure the inclusion of a diversity of voices, especially those of the most marginalized, through civil society participation”.
The Women’s Major Group along with over 160 civil society organizations endorsed an open letter to Ambassadors Gafoor and Ellertsdóttir, the Co-facilitators for these UNGA discussions, on 4 May 2019.
Download the letter here.