NGO ACCREDITATION: According to CSW resolution E/CN.6/1995/L.20, "Accreditation of NGOs to the FWCW," 28 April 1995 is the new deadline for receipt of applications and supporting materials for NGO accreditation.
CONTACT GROUP ON GENDER: The contact group established to discuss a common understanding of the use of "gender" in the Platform for Action will meet between 15 May and 15 June in NY, chaired by Ms. Selma Ashipala (Namibia). The results will be sent on to Beijing, and may be presented during pre- conference meetings (2-3 September).
DISCUSSIONS ON UNIFEM AND INSTRAW: These two UN agencies will be the subject of discussion in both ECOSOC and the fall GA session. Decisions taken in these fora are expected to inform negotiations in Beijing regarding the future of UNIFEM and INSTRAW, and their role in implementing the Platform.
CEDAW: Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women on 22 May in New York.
COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD: The ninth session of the committee will meet 22 May to 9 June in Geneva.
NGO FORUM: 30 August to 8 September 1995, in Beijing, at a yet to be decided location (the original location was found to be structurally unsound at the end of March). Information on alternative venues is expected soon.