Official Meetings

CSW61 Official meetings

Organization of the session

In accordance with its multi-year programme of work (ECOSOC resolution 2016/3), the Commission's two-week session includes the following activities: Organization of work.

The United Nations Headquarters complex was closed on 14 March, due to inclement weather.

First week 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.
Monday
13 March

Opening of the session

Election of officers (Item 1)

Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters (Item 2)

Introduction of documents
(Item 3 as a whole) 

General discussion(Item 3)(opens)

Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly - sharing of experiences and good practices on implementation of the Platform for Action, with a view to overcoming remaining obstacles and new challenges


1 p.m.: deadline for inscription on list of speakers for the general discussion


Ministerial segment:

round tables on the priority theme
(in two parallel meetings)

(A) Gender pay gaps in the public and private sectors: how can equal pay work of equal value be achieved in the changing world of work?

(B)  Technology changing the world of work: how can technology and innovation be harnessed to accelerate women’s economic empowerment?


Ministerial segment:

round tables on the priority theme
(in two parallel meetings)


(C)  Informal and non-standard work: what policies can effectively support women’s economic empowerment?

(D)  Full and productive employment and decent work for all: how can Sustainable Development Goal 8 be realized for women by 2030?


Ministerial round tables A and B, from 3.00 – 4.30 and 4.40 – 6.00 pm
Ministerial round tables C and D, from 3.00 – 4.30 and 4.40 – 6.00 pm

Wednesday
15 March

General discussion (Item 3) 
(continued)

GA Hall (Continuous from 10.00 until 7.00 pm)  


in parallel with:


High-level interactive dialogue among Ministers on the priority theme
'Building alliances to promote women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work'

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General discussion (Item 3) 
(continued) 

GA Hall (Continuous from 10.00 until 7.00 pm)


in parallel with:


Interactive dialogue
'Accelerating implementation of Agreed Conclusions commitments for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls'

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Thursday
16 March

General discussion (Item 3) 
(continued)


in parallel with:


Interactive dialogue 
Focus area
'Empowerment of indigenous women'




General discussion (Item 3)
(continued)


in parallel with:


Interactive dialogue
Review theme
'Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls'


in parallel with:


Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations


Friday
17 March

Interactive dialogue 
Review theme
'Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls'


in parallel with:


Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations



Interactive expert panel
Priority theme
'The global care economy in the context of the changing world of work'


in parallel with:


Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations



Second week 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.
Monday
20 March

Interactive expert panel 
'Enhancing availability and use of data and gender statistics to support accelerated implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action as well as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'




General discussion (Item 3)
(continued)


in parallel with:


Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations


Tuesday
21 March

Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations




Agreed conclusions:

Informal consultations

3 p.m.: deadline for submission of draft proposals


Wednesday
22 March

Closed meeting to consider the report of the Working Group on Communications (Item 4) 

Followed by:

Follow-up to the Economic and Social Council resolutions and decisions (Item 5) - introduction and discussion



Introduction of draft proposals

General discussion (Item 3)(concludes)




Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations

Thursday
23 March

Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations




Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations


Friday
24 March


Action on draft proposals


Followed by:


Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations



Action on draft proposals and other outstanding issues

Provisional agenda for the 62nd session of CSW (Item 6)

Adoption of the report of the CSW on its 61st session (Item 7)


Closure of the 61st session
 

Opening of 62nd session

Election of Bureau 


Note: The Ministerial segment will conclude on Wednesday, 15 March 2017, at 1.00 pm. 


Interactive events

  • Click here for the Discussion guide for the ministerial round tables on the priority theme, E/CN.6/2017/5

Ministerial round table A

Gender pay gaps in the public and private sectors: how can equal pay for work of equal value be achieved in the changing world of work?

Monday, 13 March 2017, 3.00 - 4.30 pm
Conference Room 4, Conference Building


Ministerial round table B

Technology changing the world of work: how can technology and innovation be harnessed to accelerate women’s economic empowerment?

Monday, 13 March 2017, 4.30 – 6.00 pm
Conference Room 4, Conference Building


Ministerial round table C

Informal and non-standard work: what policies can effectively support women’s economic empowerment?

Monday, 13 March 2017, 3.00 - 4.30 pm
Conference Room 2, Conference Building


Ministerial round table D

Full and productive employment and decent work for all: how can Sustainable Development Goal 8 be realized for women by 2030?

Monday, 13 March 2017, 4.30 - 6.00 pm
Conference Room 2, Conference Building


High-level interactive dialogue among Ministers on the priority theme

'Building alliances to promote women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work'

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Conference Room 4, Conference Building


Interactive dialogue

'Accelerating implementation of Agreed Conclusions commitments to gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls'

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Conference Room 4, Conference Building


Interactive dialogue

Focus area: 'The empowerment of indigenous women'

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Conference Room 4, Conference Building


Interactive dialogue

Review theme: 'Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls'

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Conference Room 4, Conference Building


Interactive dialogue

Review theme: 'Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls'

Friday, 17 March 2017, 10:00am - 1:00 pm
Conference Room 4, Conference Building


Interactive Expert Panel

Priority theme: 'Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work': The global care economy in the context of the changing world of work

Friday, 17 March 2017, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Conference Room 4, Conference Building

Panelists:
  • Ida Le Blanc, General Secretary of National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE)
    Empowering Domestic Workers through Workers' Cooperatives for Care Services [Paper]
  • Ito Peng, University of Toronto
    Taking stock of the opportunities and challenges for women's economic empowerment [Paper]
  • Naomi Wekwete, University of Zimbabwe
    Gender and the Care Economy in Southern Africa: Policy Implications [Paper]
  • Patricia Cossani (Uruguay), National Care Secretariat Ministry of Social Development
    El derecho a ser cuidados y cuidar de manera digna: The design and implementation of national care policies in Uruguay [Paper]
  • Susan Himmelweit, Emeritus Professor at Open University and UK Women’s Budget Group Reducing gender inequalities by investing in care [Paper]

Interactive Expert Panel

'Enhancing availability and use of data and gender statistics to support accelerated implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action as well as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'

Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conference Room 4, Conference Building

Panelists:

  • H.E. Mrs. Janat Mukwaya, Minister for Gender, Labor and Social Development, Republic of Uganda
    Data use for the national gender equality machieries and the key challenges in accessing data for monitoring the implementation of the 2030 agenda at the national level [Paper]
  • Mrs. Aija Žīgure, President of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB)
    Better data, better lives [Presentation]
  • Ms. Linda Laura Sabbadini, Head of Research of the National Statistical Institute of Italy (Istat)
    How national statistical offices engage with policy-makers to ensure gender statistics are being used to inform policies on gender equality [PaperPresentation]
  • Ms. Lucia Scuro, Social Affairs Officer in the Gender Affairs Division for the Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
    How does ECLAC contribute to promote the articulated work between national gender machineries and national statistics offices regarding data use for evidence-based policy making [Paper | Presentation]
  • Ms. Sarah Goulding, Assistant Secretary and Principal Sector Specialist for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia
    Why improving gender data is central to broader strategies on gender equality. Experience from DFAT [Paper]