ICJW upholds the values inherent in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: that no human being should be discriminated against or marginalised. NSW is affiliated with the International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW). The ICJW supports the aims of the United Nations to develop conditions for world peace, ensuring that all human beings may live in dignity and enjoy all fundamental human rights and freedoms as described in the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
ICJW is proud to have consultative status as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, and maintains permanent delegations in New York, Geneva, Vienna and Paris. This status enables ICJW to sit at the international table and to be heard in discussions on important issues, particularly ICJW’s priority campaign issues. Our role is both to bring the voice of Jewish women into the committee rooms of the United Nations, and also to report on the discussions which take place there to our membership around the world.
ICJW supports the work of UN Women and is involved in the programming of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women in New York each year.
Since June 2013, ICJW is now represented on the Executive Committee of the Council of Organizations. The COO is a program of the United Nations Association of the USA and the United Nations Foundation, bringing together a coalition of more than 50 NGOs with interests in education, sustainable development, human rights, health and women’s issues and strengthening the US-UN relationship. The Council of Organizations plays a critical role in offering opportunities for leaders from the NGO community to develop partnerships with the UN and each other.
ICJW is also represented at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, which is not part of the United Nations.
ENDING VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND INTERSEX PEOPLE
United Nations entities call on States to act urgently to end violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) adults, adolescents and children. Please see link to this news story on UN website http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52042#.VvPAZxJ943g