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UN & BPW International Partners & Initiatives

The websites listed on this page are sites containing resources that pertain to BPW’s mandate.

The downloadable list of all websites is available in both a category sort and alpha sort on the main Resources & Links page.

BPW Canada’s Communications Committee attempts to monitor when an organization name changes or there is a change in the web address but we may miss a few, please contact [email protected] to let us know of any issues.

The root of BPW’s advocacy is embedded in the work with the United Nations. BPW lobbied for the formation of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and supported many women’s issues. Below are some websites related to BPW and the United Nations as well as BPW International Partners & Initiatives.BPW International has representation at UN Headquarters in New York, Vienna, Geneva; UN regional offices (UNECA, UNECE, UNESCAP, UNESCWA, UNECLAC); UNESCO, UNICEF, ILO, WHO, UNCTAD, UNIDO, FAO, UN Global Communications (formerly DPI); Council of Europe; European Women’s Lobby and continues to work closely with UN Women. Status: BPW has Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 1947 and with the Council of Europe since 1977. Also is a member of the Civil Society of Organization of American States (OAS) since 2009.Partnerships: UN Women, UN Global Compact, International Trade Centre and Global Summit of Women.Coalition: Conferences of Non-Government Organizations (CoNGO) and Project Five-O.Sources: About BPW International and BPW-UN Representatives