The United Nations Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) is holding its Invest-In-Women Global Summit on the sidelines of the UNSC Open Debate on Women Peace and Security to scale up financial commitments for women and their local civil society organizations on the front lines.
Held at UN Headquarters in New York on 25 and 26 October 2023, the Summit will convene governments, civil society leaders, UN entities, celebrities, philanthropists and private sector actors to mobilize critical new financing for women peacebuilders, humanitarians and human rights defenders in fragile settings worldwide — supporting WPHF’s bold campaign goal of mobilizing $300 Million USD by the end of 2025.
The Invest-In-Women Global Summit will consist of two key events:
High-Level Pledging Event & Cocktail Reception
Delegates Dining Room at UN Headquarters | 25 Oct 2023, 7 – 9pm EST
Watch this space for our evolving list of confirmed civil society, government and UN speakers.
(HEAD OF MISSION / HEAD OF DELEGATION level SPEAKERS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE – INVITE Only). For more information, contact THEA.RESTOVIN@UNWOMEN.ORG.
Interactive Civil Society Dialogues: Turning Commitments and USD 300M into Action
UNHQ | 26 Oct 2023, 10 am – 1 pm EST
- Dialogue 1: Unlocking the Power of Women Holding the Keys to Conflict Prevention
- Dialogue 2: Women’s Strategic Solutions in Humanitarian Settings: Beyond Service Delivery to Sustainable Peace & Development
- Dialogue 3: Impacts of Innovative Financing Tools for Women on the Front Lines: WPHF RRW / WHRD Windows in Focus
Watch this space for our evolving list of confirmed civil society, government and UN speakers.WATCH THE CSO DIALOGUES
About the United Nations Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund
The United Nations Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) is a UN pooled funding mechanism accelerating programmatic and institutional support for local women’s civil society leaders working in crisis settings worldwide. WPHF is supporting the capacity, amplifying the voices, and advocating for local women peacebuilders, humanitarians, and women human rights defenders. WPHF is addressing critical financing gaps for local women-led and women’s rights organizations on the front lines, fostering coalition building, and breaking the silos across humanitarian-development peace financing.
Since its launch in 2016, WPHF has funded over 1,000 local and grassroots civil society organizations in 43 countries around the world, with close to half of its CSO partners receiving UN funding for the first time.