The United Nations seeks to take action on the issues confronting humanity in the 21st century, such as peace and security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, humanitarian and health emergencies, gender equality, governance, food production, and more.
The UN also provides a forum for its members to express their views in the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and other bodies and committees. By enabling dialogue between its members, and by hosting negotiations, the Organization has become a mechanism for governments to find areas of agreement and solve problems together. The UN is not a government, but a space for them to work together.
ACWW holds Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership.
One of the biggest challenges for rural women at the international level is the lack of information about how they live, and the quality of the lives they lead. The ‘Data Gap’ is recognised by the United Nations and governments, but women in rural communities are low on the list of priorities in many countries. We are trying to make a difference! Help us address the Data Gap...
The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), is an international human rights treaty for the promotion of women. It was drafted by the Commission on the Status of Women, women’s rights activists and NGOs, and adopted in 1979. It draws together in a binding treaty many aspects of women’s rights legislation, offering practical commitments and clear targets.
ACWW took part in the High Level Political Forum in July 2019 to ensure that the voices of our Member Societies were heard. Watch videos from the Voluntary National Review process, and ACWW's responses to the Lesotho and New Zealand governments, delivered in cooperation with the NGO Major Group.
ACWW is proud to be supporting the UN Decade of Family Farming, and will shortly be sending all members a detailed campaign and information pack which explains how you can get involved. We will also be working to connect rural, agricultural, and urban Members across the world.
ACWW is proud to announce a new partnership with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, as we take action on the Resolution on Dog-Mediated Rabies passed by the 29th Triennial World Conference in April 2019. Initial efforts will focus on East, West, and Central Africa, and capacity building for our Members.