In Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council
The Global Fund for Widows is honored to be In Special Consultative Status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council. This critical association affords the Global Fund for Widows the opportunity to directly advocate on behalf of widows with global policy makers and advance the 2030 Agenda through the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. To this end, the Global Fund for Widows has presented at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on the human rights violation against widows.
At both the 60th and 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the Global Fund for widows hosted a Parallel Event which included widow’s advocates from around the world. The Global Fund for Widows has also advocated for widows at various conferences and summits including the UN Journey to Extremism Summit (2017), the International Dialogue on Intergenerational Poverty (2017), UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants (2016), UN Conference on Human Rights of Victims of Terror, and UN Special High Level event on Human Trafficking (2016).