The National Council of Women of Canada has a
long history of working internationally. NCWC has been a member
of the International Council of Women (ICW) since 1897, and has
consultative status at the United Nations.
NCWC is also a participatory Non Governmental
Organization of the Organization
of American States. Through the work of the National Council
of Women of Canada Development Organization, NCWC funds projects
that support women in their communities. Members and representatives
of NCWC have participated in the four World Conferences on Women
and participate in the annual meetings of the Commission on the
Status of Women sponsored by the United Nations in New York. The International
Council of Women has links to the United
Nations in both New York and Geneva. In the 1920s the ICW and
its standing committees worked with the League of Nations and, following
World War II, became a consultant to the United Nations. With more
than 70 member countries, the ICW has been headquartered in Paris
since 1963. Delegates elect officers from national boards at triennial
international congresses. The council is affiliated with numerous
agencies, including, from 1981, the World Health Organization.
ICW held their 33rd Triennial Assembly in Seoul, Korea September, 2012. Rosemary Mallory attended, representing NCWC and prepared this report.
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