WIP at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59)

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The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP), in partnership with the Government of Nigeria, the United Nations Millennium Campaign and the Pan-African Parliament, is co-hosting the Session “The Role of Women Parliamentarians in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa: Lessons from the MDGs”.

The Session will be held in the framework of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women, that will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, from 9 to 20 March.

The meeting will be a unique opportunity for African female Parliamentarians to share experiences and discuss how to implement the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa.

Monday, 9 March
1:15pm to 2:30pm 
ECOSOC Chamber
UN Headquarters
New York


  1. Share best practices on the engagement of women parliamentarians with the MDGs.
  2. Understand the current processes towards a post 2015 framework and engagement opportunities for African women.
  3. Discuss the strategic roles of women parliamentary leaders in the implementation of the post 2015 agenda.
  4. Build a network of women parliamentary leaders to drive the interest of African women and girls in the emerging global agenda.


  1. Best practices and lessons on parliamentary engagement with the MDGs across Africa shared.
  2. Knowledge on key issues and opportunities in the post 2015 process gained
  3. African women leaders share ideas and reach consensus on key expectations from the post 2015 agenda.
  4. Commitment of African women parliamentary leaders to lead advocacy process on post 2015 agenda gained.


  1. Women parliamentary leaders and parliamentarians from national, sub-regional and regional parliaments in Africa.
  2. Women political leaders and heads of delegations attending the CSW from Africa
  3. Participating government delegations and representatives of Permanent Missions to the United Nations
  4. Representatives of regional and sub-regional organisations and Authorities such as the African Union, ECOWAS, SADC, EAC
  5. Representatives of UN Agencies, International Organisations and civil society organisations working with parliamentarians in Africa.