Join the New Zealand Government delegation to CSW

The Ministry for Women is seeking expressions of interest from interested individuals, academics, and representatives of non-government organisations to join the official New Zealand Government delegation to the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The Ministry views this as a valuable opportunity to strengthen the government delegation as we expect the representative to provide the delegation with high level advice on the priority theme from a non-government perspective.  

CSW is the highest level international forum on gender equality and women’s empowerment, held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York each year. You can find more information on CSW63 here.

  • The priority theme for CSW63 is ‘Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
  • The review theme is ‘Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development.

All applicants will be assessed based on their individual merits, we encourage people of all genders and diverse backgrounds to apply. One non-government delegate will be selected. Applicants are expected to address the criteria outlined in the  document below in their application letter and may add their resume to support their application.

The initial selection process will be conducted by representatives from the International Women’s Caucus, Vanisa Dhiru (National Council of Women) and Penny Mudford (Rural Women New Zealand, and non-government representative on the Government delegation to CSW62) who will present Government officials with up to three candidates for final selection. All applications and enquiries regarding the application process must be sent to Vanisa vanisa.dhiru@ncwnz.org.nz and Penny pennymudford@xtra.co.nz 

Applications close 9 January 2019, 5:00pm.

Please note that applications sent directly to the Ministry for Women will not be accepted.