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WFC and ECOSOC 

Turning Interest Into Action

Since 2011, WFC has had consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council [ECOSOC]. ECOSOC serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, formulating policy recommendations, and coordinating the economic and social fields of the UN. It is the only main UN body with a formal framework for NGO participation.

An NGO with consultative status can attend international conferences and events; make written and oral statements at these events; organize side events; and enter United Nations premises with have opportunities to network and lobby.

WFC disseminates information from United Nations agencies to women founders in its network and encourages these women to attend United Nations meetings and conferences, especially sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women.

ECOSOC: About Us

WFC and annual meetings of CSW

ECOSOC: What We Do
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CSW51 [2007]

The Commission on the Status of Women met in NYC from February 26 to March 6, 2007 with the Priority Theme: The elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child.

On February 28, 2007, WFC held a CSW Side Event at the Church Center, 777 UN Plaza: an Interactive Workshop for Women Founders and Women Founders-to-be  to learn about WFC’s global support network, how women founders benefit from this connection, and the journeys of women founders. WFC founder, Sallie Gratch; Betsy Chandler, PA Home of the Sparrow; Stacy Berrin, Matan; and Rabbi Goldie Milgram, Reclaiming Judaism, facilitated the workshop.

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