Edfu Foundation attended the "Commission on the Status of Women" (CSW) at the United Nations for the 64th session. Due to COVID-19, the attendance and participation was extremely low as compared to previous years. Prior to the event the United Nations had asked anyone not already in North America to please not journey to NYC, NY, USA for their own safety and others. They cancelled all official parallel events and any other scheduled meetings with the exception of the first day.
On Monday - March 9, 2020, CSW64 was held with it's opening ceremony, opening remarks, and the declaration was passed. All other scheduled gatherings were cancelled.
Unfortunately, because our Black Women In Stem/Steam panel and our Women in the Role of Sustainability & Disaster Management through Community Resilience event were both parallel events for CSW64, they were cancelled. However, we were able to still present our Ambassador's Breakfast. We hope to reschedule our cancelled events in the future once it is safe to do so.