OIC Participates in 62nd Session of the UN Committee on Women’s Status
12/03/2018- A delegation representing the OIC General Secretariat and the Islamic States’ Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) along with the OIC Permanent Mission to the UN is to participate in the meetings of the 62nd session of the UN Committee on Women’s Status, taking place at the UN headquarters in New York on 12-23 March 2018 with the participation of the members of the Consultative Committee formed by the OIC Ministerial Conference on Women’s Affairs.
The participants will discuss issues relating to the protection of emigrants and refugees, particularly among women and young girls and ways to help them achieve their rights and meet their needs. The meeting is expected to call on the international community to take specific steps to address the humanitarian crises attendant to emigration and asylum seeking.
On the other-hand, the Islamic Relief Worldwide will be organizing, in partnership with the OIC, a side event on 15 March 2018 on “Empowering Rural Women and Boosting Gender Equality in the Islamic World” with a view to highlighting the key achievements and challenges of implementing the OIC plan for women’s promotion and gender-equality, and to promote the exchange of experience among institutions concerned with women’s empowerment and the cooperation among relevant civil-society institutions.