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 (ECOSOC). This critical association affords the Global Fund for Widows the opportunity to directly engage global policymakers and advance the 2030 Agenda through the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals within the international system. To this end, the Global Fund for Widows has presented at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on the human rights violation against widows.
Since the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the Global Fund for Widows hosted a parallel and side events, which have included our implementing partners and widows' 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).