The outcome of the Commission’s consideration of the priority theme takes the form of agreed conclusions, negotiated by all States.
The Commission on the Status of Women adopted agreed conclusions on “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”, on 21 March 2014.
The Commission on the Status of Women adopted:
- a draft resolution on the “Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women”, by a recorded vote (22 in favour to 1 against, with 10 abstentions) for action by the Economic and Social Council
- a resolution on “Release of women and children taken hostage, including those subsequently imprisoned, in armed conflicts”, without a vote
- a resolution on “Gender equality and the empowerment of women in natural disasters”, without a vote
- a resolution on “Women, the girl child and HIV and AIDS” (advance unedited version), by a recorded vote (22 in favour to none against, with 16 abstentions).
In separate votes on proposed amendments, the Commission approved amendments to operative paragraph 11, by a recorded vote of 18 in favour to 15 against, with 3 abstentions; operative paragraph 20, approved by a recorded vote of 20 in favour to 9 against, with 3 abstentions; and operative paragraph 35, approved by a recorded 20 votes in favour to 13 against, with 3 abstentions.
These resolutions will be included in the report of the Commission (forthcoming).