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The vital role of civil society, particularly women’s civil society organizations, is so important but often unrecognized marginalized and undervalued. The significant work of women’s civil society organizations in conflict situations is all the more extraordinary in view of the fact that they are frequently excluded from formal conflict resolution processes, political dialogue, and post-conflict peacebuilding systems, including the mechanisms and institutions responsible for implementation of peace accords and post-conflict planning processes.
1. Election of officers.
2. Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters.
3. Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and to the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”:
HANOI (Xinhua) - Vietnam will host the 14th meeting of the General Assembly of the ASEAN Confederation of Women's Organizations (ACWO) from Oct. 19 to 20, according to the Vietnam Women's Union on Tuesday.
The meeting is expected to draw more than 200 delegates from women's organizations of countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and several international organizations.
The 14th ASEAN Confederation of Women's Organizations (ACWO) General Assembly Meeting opened in Vietnam's capital city of Hanoi on Tuesday.
The meeting, with the theme of "Enhancing Women's Effective Participation toward a Peaceful, Prosperous and Sustainable ASEAN", drew over 200 representatives from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries.
The Commonwealth has announced its theme for Commonwealth Day 2011, which will highlight 'Women as Agents of Change'.
The Commonwealth will celebrate women whose work has made a positive difference to the lives of others, and will emphasise the Commonwealth message that by investing in women and girls we can accelerate social, economic and political progress in our member states.
A priority mentioned in Australian speeches and statements to the United Nations this year – Women, Peace and Security (WPS) – is likely to feature as the key “theme” of Australia's presidency of the Security Council.
But what is the WPS agenda? What progress has been made so far, and – given our support has been stronger in rhetoric than practice – what can Australia do better?
Oxfam Somalia has worked for the last twenty years on women, peace and security. This has been in partnership with Somali Peace Line and Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre (EPHRC). In our work we have gathered evidence and seek to share these and recommendations for further work on UN1325. Recommendations cover women in peace processes; peace building and conflict prevention; and prevention of gender based violence and sexual violence themes.
The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only 'tripartite' United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting Decent Work for all. This unique arrangement gives the ILO an edge in incorporating 'real world' knowledge about employment and work.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. Since its founding in 1948, WHO has been responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.