Dundee Student Participates in UN meeting

One of Dundee’s Diploma in Professional Legal Practice students, Charlotte White, has been invited to participate in the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62). The session will be held at the UN campus in New York between 11th and 23th of March. Charlotte has been appointed to represent the Scottish Episcopal Church, a part of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC). The ACC, unlike other NGOs, enjoys consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and as such Charlotte will be given a temporary UN pass and access to all of the sessions on campus. Furthermore, there will be the opportunity to attend a number of parallel events in New York organised by other NGOs focusing on the same theme. 

The CSW62 will focus on two specific themes - Priority Theme:  Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls; and the Review Theme:  Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women (agreed conclusions of the forty-seventh session) and other related issues. 

In the lead up to the conference Charlotte is expected to liaise with and meet with the UK’s permanent mission to the UN in New York as well submit a report to the ACC on the Priority theme and its challenges in the UK specifically. 

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