08.6 Presentation of Country Statements

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Countries present their Country Statements to the Commission. This takes place in the first week of CSW. Most reports are posted on the UN website. This is where NGOs can garner information about each country’s issues and ways in addressing them. It is a space where areas of good practice can be shared between government and the international NGO community and can prompt broader thinking around issues. It may also highlight countries that may be sensitive to some language suggestions you may have for the Agreed Conclusions. NGOs have no direct input into these Statements, as they are a government-reporting document, signed off at Ministerial level.