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: Informal proposed organization of work.

First week 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.
Monday
11 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


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


Ministerial round tables on the Priority theme:

Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

Topic A: Good practices in the provision of social protection, public services and sustainable infrastructure, including for recognizing and valuing unpaid care and domestic work

(3.00 – 4.30 pm & 4.30 – 6.00 pm)


in parallel with:


Topic B: Good practices and policies for the design, and provision and implementation of social protection, public services and sustainable infrastructure, including for the promotion of women’s representation in various sectors and all levels

(3.00 – 4.30 pm & 4.30 – 6.00 pm)


Tuesday
12 March

(No formal meeting) *



General discussion (Item 3) 
(continued) 


in parallel with:


High-level interactive dialogue among Ministers on the priority theme
'Building alliances for social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls'


Wednesday
13 March

General discussion (Item 3) 
(continued)


in parallel with:


High-level interactive dialogue
'Accelerating implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action: Preparing for the Beijing+25 review and appraisal'




General discussion (Item 3) 
(continued) 


in parallel with:


Interactive dialogue
Review theme

'Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development'


Thursday
14 March

General discussion (Item 3) 
(continued)


in parallel with:


Interactive dialogue Review theme
'Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development'




Interactive dialogue
Focus area
'Women and girls of African descent'


in parallel with:


Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations


Friday
15 March

General discussion (Item 3) 
(continued)


in parallel with:


Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations



Interactive expert panel on the priority theme: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

'Harnessing synergies and securing financing'


in parallel with:


Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations


 

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

Interactive expert panel on the review theme: Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development
‘The data challenge – and opportunity: good practices’




IF NEEDED:
General discussion
 (Item 3) 
(continued)


in parallel with:


Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations


Tuesday
19 March

Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations


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



Agreed conclusions:

Informal consultations

Wednesday
20 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
21 March

Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations




Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations


Friday
22 March


Action on draft proposals


Action on draft agreed conclusions

Action onany other outstanding issues

Provisional agenda for the 64th session of CSW (Item 6)

Adoption of the report of the CSW on its 63rd session (Item 7)


Closure of the 63rd session

Opening of 64th session

Election of Bureau 


As needed:

Continuation of closing meeting

NB: The Bureau recommends that the Ministerial segment conclude on Wednesday, 13 March 2019, at 1:00 pm.

* No formal meeting scheduled in view of the High-level event of the President of the General Assembly