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UN Collaboration - Written Contributions

The Women’s Board has participated in a number of surveys, submitted collaborations and presented papers in topics related to women, children and different aspects of development. This includes:



2017
  • Written statement on “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work” submitted to the 61st Session of Commission on the Status of Women, New York, 13th – 24th March, 2017.
  • Written statement on “Strategies for the Eradication of Poverty to achieve Sustainable Development for all” submitted to the 55th Session of the Commission on Social Development, New York, 1st ˗10th February, 2017.
2016
  • Written statement on “Education as Bedrock of Empowerment and Entrepreneurship submitted to United Nations Social Development Network (UNSDN), July, 2016.
  • Written statement on “Implementing the Post 2015 development Agenda: Moving from Commitments to Results” submitted to United Nations Department of Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) High-Level Segment, 18th – 22nd July, 2016.
  • Written statement on “Women’s empowerment and its link to Sustainable Development” submitted to the 60th Session of Commission on the Status of Women, New York, 14th – 24th March, 2016.
  • Written statement on “Rethinking and Strengthening Social development in the Contemporary World” submitted to the 54th Session of the Commission on Social Development, New York, 3rd ˗12th February, 2016.

2015
  • Written statement on “Rural basic education and sustainable development” submitted to United Nations Department of Economic and Social (ECOSOC) High-Level Segment, 6th – 10th July, 2015
  • Written statement on “Unhealthy effect of unwholesome education” submitted to the 59th Session of Commission on the Status of Women, New York, 9th – 20th March, 2015
  • Written statement on “Family oriented policies: A path to social development” submitted to the 53rd Session of the Commission on Social Development, New York, 4th ˗13th February, 2015
2014
  • Written statement on “Educating children while protecting them from pornography and other harmful influences” submitted to the 58th Session of Commission on the Status of Women, New York, 10 -21March 2014
  • Written statement on “Promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all” submitted to the 52nd Session of the Commission on Social Development, New York, 11-21 February 2014

2013
  • Survey on “Documenting Contributions of Civil Society Organizations to the Well-Being of Families” to observe the XX Anniversary of the International Year of the Family. The study was carried out by the Vienna NGO Committee on the Family in cooperation with the Focal Point on the Family, Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). July 2013.
  • Written Statement to 2013 ECOSOC High Level Segment on “Innovation in the pedagogical approach in teaching science to attract girls, particularly in Nigeria”. 1- 26 July 2013.
  • “Support and objections” submitted to the public consultation of  Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN, A Global Initiative for the United Nations) of the Draft of the SDSN Report “An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development” on the SDGs delivered to the Secretary General. 7-22 May 2013. 
  • Written Statement on "Empowering Women Educating Men and Women as a Form of Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls" in collaboration with the International Federation For Family Development and Women's Board – Educational Cooperation Society. 57th Session of Commission of the Status of Women, New York, 4 - 15 March 2013.
2012
  • DESA Social Policy and Development Division – Online Survey on “Promoting Empowerment of People”, September 2012.
  • Feedback on the Portal UN Women Watch, August 2012.
  • Written Statement to 2012 ECOSOC High Level Segment on “Promoting Productive Capacity, Employment and decent work to eradicate poverty in the context of inclusive, sustainable and equitable economic growth at all levels of achieving the MDGs”, 2 – 9 July 2012.
  • Written statement on “The Nigerian rural women: current challenges to development and contributions to poverty alleviation and nation building”. 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, New York, 27 February – 9 March 2012
2011
  • Paper on “Youth and Well-being, Family and Well-being”. UN High Level Meeting on Youth, New York, 25 – 26 July 2011.
  • Paper on “Youth has never been very good at listening to their elders”. UN High Level Meeting on Youth, New York, 25 – 26 July 2011
  • Written statement on “Implementing the Internationally Agreed Goals and Commitments in Regard to Education” ECOSOC High Level Segment, New York, July 2011.
  • “Success story in vocational training”. 54th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN New York, 22 February – 4 March 2011.
2010
  • Global Survey of Organizational Structures of NGOs by NGO – Research. December 2010.
  • Contribution to the Civil Society Report of the Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non – violence for the children of the world (2001 – 2010), October 2010.
  • Paper on “A Holistic Approach to Reproductive Health”, Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Day of General Discussion on “the rights to sexual and reproductive health”, Geneva, October 2010.
  • Paper on “For a Definition of Reproductive Health that protects life” to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Day of General Discussion on “the rights to sexual and reproductive health”, October 2010.
  • Written statement on “Implementing the Internationally agreed Goals and Commitments in regard to Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women” to ECOSOC high Level Segment, New York, June 2010.
  • Paper on “An African Senate: Bottom-Up Accountability as a Catalyst of Good Governance”. UNESCO-SHS (Social and Human Sciences Sector). Competition “10 ideas for Tomorrow’s Africa”, April 2010.
2009
  • UN Survey on the impact of the Global Crises on Civil Society Organizations and their Constituencies, October 2009.
2008
  • Survey “We the Peoples 2008. Universality of Human Rights. Global Civil Society Views and Perspective”. WFUNA & North –South Institute, June 2008.
  • 2008 UN Prize nomination in the field of Human Rights, June 2008.
  • Presentation entitled “Working for the MDGs: A window to Women’s Board – ECS Projects”. AMR Innovation Fair, New York, 2008”.
2007
  • Survey. We the Peoples 2007. Millennium Development Goals at the Crossroads. WFUNA & North –South Institute, November 2007.
  • Survey for the 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference on Climate Change: “How it Impacts us All”, 5 – 7 September 2007.
  • “Creating Awareness on Human Security: The Role of the Family”. African Civil Society Forum, CONGO, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 22-24 March 2007.
2006
  • Survey of Non-Governmental Organizations and their media practices, 13 September 2006.
  • Paper on “Work and Development. Women and Work”. Civil Society Forum to the ECOSOC High Level Segment, CONGO, Geneva, 29-30 July 2006.
  • Survey on UN-NGLS assessing their information products, March 2006.
2005
  • Project Management questionnaire by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), December 2005.
  • Survey. “We the peoples 2005: Mobilizing for change. Messages from Civil Society”. Special Report the UN Millennium Declaration and Beyond. WFUNA & North – South Institute, November 2005.
  • Commentaries to the UN Secretary General’s Report “In Larger Freedom: Towards Security, Development and Human Rights for All”, UN-NGLS, April 2005.
  • UNAIDS questionnaire on global advocacy on AIDs, January 2005.
2004
  • Survey “We the Peoples 2005, Millennium Development Goals, Citizens Moving Forward”. WFUNA and North-South Institute, November 2004
  • Questionnaire on the MDGs - Success Story, NGO SECTION DESA, November 2004.
  • Survey “Access to Basic Services to All”, UN-Habitat and UNITAR, June 2004.
  • Questionnaire on Civil Society Activities for Poverty Reduction in the Least Developed Countries for the ECOSOC High Level Segment July 2004, NGO-DESA, World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) and CONGO, February 2004.
2003
  • Observation to General Assembly resolution 57/206 and 57/212 on “Human Rights Education”, Geneva, July 2003.
  • Paper on “Witnessing Poverty. A Reflection from a Sub-Saharan Country”, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, May 2003.
2002
  • Survey of UNICEF NGO Directory Project for Nigeria, June 2002.


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