This is a follow up of an email sent to your earlier concerning the up coming Commission on the status of Women (CSW).
While you were busy collecting data, information and hopefully doing analysis on the tasks assigned to you in the last email, Marge Christie and a group of other women he re, put together this draft statement.
"Submitting a written statement
NGOs can provide written statements on the thematic issues considered by CSW. ECOSOC Resolution 1996/31 provides details on the conditions regarding the submission and circulation of written statements. The written statement shall be submitted in one of the official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish). In case of NGOs with general consultative status, the statement should not exceed 2,000 words, and in case of NGOs with special consultative status, it should not exceed 1,500 words. Please note that all text, including the names of the organizations in the text will be counted.
NGOs must submit their statements no later than 10 weeks prior to the start of the session, i.e. for the 52nd session, the deadline for submission was 10 December 2007 . Please keep in mind that the United Nations requires ample time to process these statements as official United Nations documents for the Commission.”
I am therefore sending this out to you for your comments and additions. I have also attached the resolutions from the Anglican TEAM conference. These may give you additional issues to consider for the statement. The other issues may have emerged form your research. Feel Free to raise these as well.
Please note our deadline is 5th (not 10th!) So if I do not read from you by the 5th of December I shall assume that you have no additions/comments or questions for clarification to make.