Multi- lateral and Bi-lateral meetings are where the Australian government will meet with members from UN Agencies, government officials and dignitaries during CSW. Multi -lateral meetings may be on the CSW theme, or it may be on other government business. Attendance at these meetings is restricted to government officials only.
Other multi-lateral meetings that take place at CSW are regional meetings such as JUSCANZ and WEOG. Only government members and NGO delegates with a government delegation to CSW can attend these meetings as an observer. Attending these meetings, where appropriate, the NGO observer an up to date insight on the workings of international politics.
Bi-lateral meetings are closed meetings as they are used to discuss Australia’s position and direction.