Greetings from the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) Delegates to the 50th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW). We would like to acknowledge the great advances and achievements over the last year especially the unanimous approval of ACC Resolution 13-31 by the Anglican Consultative Council in Nottingham. We congratulate and thank the Primates for sending delegates from virtually every Province enabling us to have this edifying, enriching, supportive and positive experience. We have celebrated our common mission and found ways to empower each other in furthering God's Kingdom.
Together we engaged the themes of the 50th Session of the UNCSW:
At the United Nations we attended plenary and high level roundtable discussions, and participated in caucuses, regional meetings and parallel events through which we contributed to the work and outcomes of the UNCSW. Many delegates met their official government representatives to the UN.
Our attendance has opened our eyes to new avenues for the empowerment of women and will enhance our participation in the Church and in our communities; and encourage us to implement, in a very effective way, the mission of ACC. Our attendance as women of faith has also brought the transformative power of Jesus Christ to the CSW meeting.
The following themes were identified from our collective work:
Our discussions on these themes will be detailed in the UN Observer's Report to the ACC Standing Committee.
We would like to highlight the importance of the Office of the Anglican Observer to the United Nations as a resource for women's mission.
We respectfully call on the ACC Standing Committee to: