Feature February 2011
Time sensitive: An important letter from Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. to all women around the world
Please read â€œConvening of a Fifth World Conference on Womenâ€ now on ECOSOC-CSW55 letterhead, available in the six languages of the UN: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian & Spanish. It is the UN edited version of the Written Statement that I submitted on behalf of Pathways to Peace, Womenâ€™s Intercultural Network and Womenâ€™s World Summit Foundation, non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council. (NGO #10) http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/csw55/documentation.htm
This document asks the UN Commission on the Status of Women to support the statement to convene a UN 5th World Conference on Women and advance it to ECOSOC and the General Assembly. Iâ€™m asking you to circulate this email because it prepares the ground, asks recipients to register their organization as supporters: http://www.5wwc.org/organizations/index.html and asks individuals to sign the petition: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/support-a-un-5th-world-conference-on-women.html
I hope that you do what you can to helpâ€”once you read the reasoning and can whole-heartedly support the premise and vision. With Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile heading UN Womenâ€”the new super agency for women, the confluence and synergy of her leadership, UN Women and 5WCW holds great promise, not as an end in itself, but as a huge step toward a global womenâ€™s peace, justice and empowerment movement.
Commission on the Status of Women
Jean Shinoda Bolen