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

General Assembly Hall



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

MRT 1: 3.00 – 4.30 pm

MRT 2: 4.30 – 6.00 pm

Conference Room 4


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

MRT 3: 3.00 – 4.30 pm

MRT 4: 4.30 – 6.00 pm

Conference Room 1


Tuesday
12 March

(No formal meeting) *



General discussion (Item 3) 
(continued) 

General Assembly Hall

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'

Conference Room 4


Wednesday
13 March

General discussion (Item 3)
(continued)

General Assembly Hall

 


in parallel with:


High-level interactive dialogue
'Accelerating implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action: Exchange of best practices in preparation for the Beijing+25 review and appraisal'

Conference Room 4




General discussion (Item 3)
(continued)

General Assembly Hall

 


in parallel with:

Interactive dialogue
Review theme

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

Conference Room 4


Thursday
14 March

General discussion (Item 3)
(continued)

Conference Room 1

 


in parallel with:


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

Conference Room 4




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

Conference Room 1

in parallel with:


Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations


Friday
15 March

General discussion (Item 3) 
(continued)

Conference Room 1

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'

Conference Room 1

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’

Conference Room 4



General discussion (Item 3) 
(continued)

Conference Room 2

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)

Conference Room 4




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 on any 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 

Conference Room 4



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

 

Interactive events

  • Discussion guide for the ministerial round tables on the priority theme: E/CN.6/2019/5

Ministerial round table 1

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

Monday, 11 March 2019, 3.00 - 4.30 pm
Conference Room 4, Conference Building


Ministerial round table 2

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

Monday, 11 March 2019, 4.30 - 6.00 pm
Conference Room 4, Conference Building


Ministerial round table 3

'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'

Monday, 11 March 2019, 3.00 - 4.30 pm
Conference Room 1, Conference Building


Ministerial round table 4

'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'

Monday, 11 March 2019, 4.30 - 6.00 pm
Conference Room 1, Conference Building


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'

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 3.00 - 6.00 pm
Conference Room 4, General Assembly Building


High-level interactive dialogue

'Accelerating implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action: Exchange of best practices in preparation for the Beijing+25 review and appraisal'

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Conference Room 4, General Assembly Building


Interactive dialogue

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

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 3.00 - 6.00 pm
Conference Room 4, General Assembly Building


Interactive dialogue

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

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Conference Room 4, General Assembly Building


Interactive dialogue

'Women and girls of African descent'

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 3.00 - 6.00 pm
Conference Room 1, Conference Building


Interactive expert panel

'Harnessing synergies and securing financing'

Friday, 15 March 2019, 3.00 - 6.00 pm
Conference Room 1, Conference Building

  • Guidance note
  • Biographies of speakers
  • Dr. Tara Patricia Cookson, Research Fellow, University of British Columbia
    Social protection and public services: tensions and synergies in the age of conditional cash transfers [Paper] [Presentation]
  • Dr. Fernando Filgueira, Research Fellow, University of British Columbia
    Financing social protection, public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls [Paper] [Presentation]
  • H.E. Ms. Maritza Rosabal, Ministra de Familia e Inclusión Social de la República de Cabo Verde
    Linking social protection and public services for in national care systems: the experience of Cabo Verde [Paper]
  • Mr. Nato Kurshitashvili, Gender Specialist – Transport Global Practice, World Bank
    Enhancing women’s mobility through gender-responsive transport systems [Paper]

Interactive expert panel

'The data challenge – and opportunity: good practices'

Monday, 18 March 2019, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Conference Room 4, General Assembly Building

  • Guidance note
  • Biographies of speakers
  • Ms. Claudia Wells, Director of Data Use, Development Initiatives
    Inclusive data to leave no one behind - best practices in data disaggregation and use [Paper]
  • Mr. Davis Adieno, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
    Potentials of using Citizen-Generated Data for addressing gender data gaps: Africa regional perspective [Paper]
  • Ms. Manal Sweidan, Department of Statistics, Jordan
    Addressing key gender data challenges through partnering with UN Women’s “Making Every Woman and Girl Count” programme [Paper]
  • Ms. Orsolya Bartha, International Disability Alliance
    Making the SDGs count for women and girls with disabilities - the data challenge and opportunity [Paper]
  • Ms. Taiaopo Faumuina, Samoa Bureau of Statistics
    Gender policy-data integration: Experiences of Samoa in Piloting Every Policy Is Connected Tool (EPIC) - opportunities and challenges [Paper]