Holder of the UNECOSOC (United Nations Economic and Social Council) Special Consultative Status since 2021
P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A Inc. set to take the global stage at the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68).
In 2021, PACIFICA Inc. was granted a special consultative status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This accreditation opens doors and opportunities on a global scale for PACIFICA to continue its work in advancing the progress and development of Pasifika women in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
For the first time, a PACIFICA delegation from Aotearoa New Zealand will attend the sixty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) from 11 - 22 March 2024. CSW is held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York annually and is recognised as the highest-level international forum dedicated to gender equality and the advancement of women.
The theme this year is accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective.
As an organisation, our presence at the CSW68 will emphasise the importance of our voices as Pasifika women, by Pacific for Pacific.
Meet the PACIFICA Inc. Delegation for CSW68
Since 1977, irrespective of one's background, faith, or ethnicity, PACIFICA Inc. has created spaces where Pacific women could come together, drawing on their personal, cultural and traditional tūranga to benefit the collective.
PACIFICA Inc. is proud to present this report, which is the first of its kind, elevating the voices of Pacific women in Aotearoa New Zealand – our experiences and aspirations for the future. This report speaks to our resilience as Pacific women and how far we have come. We celebrate our progress, reflect on our past, and acknowledge the path ahead. On 24 November 2023, we launched our Wellbeing Report in Wellington.
We specially thank the Ministry of Social Development (Pasefika Proud) and the Manatū Wāhine, Ministry for Women, New Zealand for your support of this report.