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 will include the following activities: Organization of work.

First week 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.
Monday
12 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)

Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and to the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, identifying goals attained, achievements made and efforts under way to close gaps and meet challenges in relation to the priority theme and the review theme


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


Ministerial segment:

4 Ministerial Round Tables on the priority theme: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls (in two parallel meetings)

Topic A: Good practices in the empowerment of rural women and girls, including through access to education, infrastructure and technology, food security and nutrition

MRT 1: 3:00 – 4:30 pm; CR 1

MRT 2: 4:30 – 6:00 pm; CR 1



Topic B: Good practices in the empowerment of rural women and girls, including through prevention of gender-based violence and through access to justice, social services and health care

MRT 3: 3:00 – 4:30 pm; CR 4

MRT 4: 4:30 – 6:00 pm; CR 4


Tuesday
13 March

General discussion (Item 3) 
(continued)


in parallel with:


High-level interactive dialogue among Ministers on the priority theme
'Building alliances to achieve gender equality and empower rural women and girls'




General discussion (Item 3) 
(continued) 


in parallel with:


Interactive dialogue
'Accelerating implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and achieving concrete results by 2020'


Wednesday
14 March

General discussion (Item 3) 
(continued)


in parallel with:


High-level interactive dialogue
Review theme

'Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women'




General discussion (Item 3) 
(continued) 


in parallel with:


Interactive dialogue
Review theme

'Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women'


Thursday
15 March

General discussion (Item 3) 
(continued)




General discussion (Item 3)
(continued)


in parallel with:


Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations


Friday
16 March

Interactive expert panel on the priority theme: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls

'The role of rural women’s land rights and land tenure security in reaching the SDGs'


in parallel with:


Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations



Interactive expert panel on the review theme

'Innovative data approaches for measuring progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment'


in parallel with:


Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations



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

[No scheduled meetings]




Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations


Tuesday
20 March

Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations




Agreed conclusions:

Informal consultations

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


Wednesday
21 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
22 March

Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations




Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations


Friday
23 March


Action on draft proposals


Action on draft agreed conclusions

Action on draft proposals and other outstanding issues

Provisional agenda for the 63rd session of CSW (Item 6)

Adoption of the report of the CSW on its 62nd session (Item 7)


Closure of the 62nd session

Opening of 63rd session

Election of Bureau 


As needed:

Continuation of closing meeting