I woke up on Saturday morning with the heart-breaking news that our dear Kofi is no more. The peoples of the world are unequivocal in expressing their feelings of the love, respect and recognition that they have for his qualities of head and heart.
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury gives passionate acceptance speech after receiving the 2018 Global Women's Peace Award from WFWPI, emphasizing the essential role women play in peace making.
On March 16, 2018, WFWP International co-sponsored a parallel event with The Guild of Service as part of the 62nd UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) on the theme "Engaging the Rural Family: The Vital Role of Education."
On March 14, 2018, during the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), the UN Office for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and WFWP International (WFWPI) co-sponsored the side event, "Fostering Hope for Rural Women and Girls Through Integration and Education: Challenges and Impact."
Women as a resource in surmounting the obstacles to peace and sustainable development in rural areas
Small NGOs working on the ground in remote, rural areas have been known to maintain surprisingly broad networks that can leverage the investment of donor resources. Those who leave rural areas for training, education and the promise of paid work in other lands also have been known to pool resources to invest in capacity building efforts
Over recent years, the United Nations has been opening the way for the voices of young people to be heard. It recognizes that the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires young people to be agents of change and know their rights. Engaging women in decision-making processes for peace building and involving
The UN Department of Public Information (DPI) and the NGO DPI Executive Committee hosted an event, "Intergenerational Dialogues on the Sustainable Development Goals," on August 1, 2017, in the UN Headquarters in New York. The event was chaired by Mr. Jeffrey Brez, Chief of NGO Relations and Advocacy at DPI.
The 35th Session of the Human Rights Council focused special attention on tackling issues regarding women's rights and their empowerment. There were several side events which addressed the sexual rights of women and girls. One was hosted by the mission of Denmark, "Sexual rights of women and girls in the context of sustainable
On the evening of March 15, 120 guests gathered in the Diplomat Ballroom at the ONE UN Hotel in New York City to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Women's Federation for World Peace, International and the 20th anniversary of WFWP's general consultative status with the United Nations.