UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Official Meetings

Organization of the session

In accordance with its multi-year programme of work (ECOSOC resolution 2009/15), the Commission's two-week session included the following activities: Organization of work

First Week

MONDAY 4 MARCH    
10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.
- 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 BPfA and the outcome of the 23rd special session of the GA - 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

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High-level round table on the priority theme
(in two parallel meetings)


Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls (Item 3 (a) (i))

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TUESDAY 5 MARCH    
10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.
General discussion (Item 3)
(continued)

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  Panel 1
Priority theme


Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls

Focus: prevention of violence against women and girls

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WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH    
10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.
General discussion (Item 3)
(continued)

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Preparatory panel for 2014:

Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls

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Panel 2
Priority theme


Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls

Focus: multi-sectoral services and responses for violence against women and girls

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THURSDAY 7 MARCH    
10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.
General discussion (Item 3)
(continued)

in parallel with

Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations

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  Panel 3
Emerging issue


Key gender equality issues to be reflected in the post-2015 development framework

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FRIDAY 8 MARCH    
10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.

International Women’s Day
[10 a.m. to 12 p.m.]


followed by

Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations

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Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations

Second Week


MONDAY 11 MARCH    
10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.
General discussion (Item 3)
(continued)

in parallel with

Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations

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General discussion (Item 3)
(concludes)

in parallel with

Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations

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TUESDAY 12 MARCH    
10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.
Panel 4
Review theme


Evaluation of progress in the implementation of the agreed conclusions of CSW53 on “The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS”

Focus: gender norms and stereotypes, socialization and unequal power relations; sharing and balancing life-work responsibilities

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  3 p.m.: deadline for submission of draft proposals (i.e., draft resolutions / decisions)

Panel 5
Review theme


Evaluation of progress in the implementation of the agreed conclusions of CSW53 on “The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS”

Focus: caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS; recognizing and valuing unpaid care work

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WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH    
10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.
Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations
Closed meeting to consider the report of the Working Group on Communications (Item 4)

followed by

Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations
THURSDAY 14 MARCH    
10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.
Follow-up to the Economic and Social Council resolutions and decisions (Item 5) - introduction and discussion

Introduction of draft proposals

followed by

Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations
  Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations
FRIDAY 15 MARCH    
10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.
Action on draft proposals Action on draft proposals and other outstanding issues
Provisional agenda for the 58th session of CSW (Item 6)
Adoption of the report of the CSW on its 57th session (Item 7)
Closure of the 57th session

Opening of 58th session
Election of Bureau


Interactive events

Priority theme

Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls

High-level round table A
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Monday, 4 March 2013, 3 - 6 p.m.
Conference Room 2, North Lawn Building

List of delegations

Discussion guide


High-level round table B
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Monday, 4 March 2013, 3 - 6 p.m.
ECOSOC Chamber, North Lawn Building

List of delegations

Discussion guide


Panel 1
Prevention of violence against women and girls
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Tuesday, 5 March 2013, 3 - 6 p.m.
Conference room 2, North Lawn Building

Secretary-General’s report on prevention of violence against women and girls

Panellists

  • Ms. Mervat El-Tallawy (Egypt), President, National Council of Women
    Prevention of violence against women in constitution and nation-building processes [Paper]
  • Ms. Pinar Ilkkaracan (Turkey), Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education and Counseling, Bosphorus University
    Sexual and reproductive health and rights and the prevention of violence against women [Paper ]
  • Ms. Liina Kanter (Estonia), Head, Department of Gender Equality, Ministry of Social Affairs
    Addressing gender inequality and discrimination to prevent violence against women and girls [Paper]
  • Ms. Marai Larasi (United Kingdom), Executive Director, Imkaan
    Report of the expert group meeting on prevention of violence against women and girls [Paper ]
  • Ms. Claudia Garcia Moreno Esteva, Team Leader, Sexual Health, Gender, Reproductive Rights and Adolescence, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization
    A holistic approach to the prevention of violence against women and girls [Presentation ]

Panel 2
Multisectoral services and responses for women and girls subjected to violence
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Wednesday, 6 March 2013, 3 - 6 p.m.
Conference room 2, North Lawn Building

Secretary-General’s report on multisectoral services and responses for women and girls subjected to violence

Panellists

  • Ms. Eva Giberti (Argentina), Programme Coordinator, Victims of Violence, Ministry of Justice and Human Rights
  • Victim-centered approaches to multisectoral services and responses [ Paper ]
  • Ms. Akima Thomas (United Kingdom), Clinical Director, Women and Girls Network
    Providing services from holistic perspective and standards for service provision [ Paper | Presentation ]
  • Ms. Rashida Manjoo, Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences
  • The need for a holistic response in the quest to eliminate violence against women and girls [Paper ]
  • Ms. Betty Timba (Zambia), Divisional Coordinator, Community Services, Zambia Police
    Establishing coordinated multisectoral responses – the Case of Zambia [ Paper | Presentation ]
  • Ms. Luisa Marcal (East Timor), Coordinator, Fatin Hakmatek
    Establishing coordinated multisectoral responses – the Case of Timor Leste [ Paper | Presentation ]

Emerging issue


Panel 3
Key gender equality issues to be reflected in the post-2015 development framework
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Thursday, 7 March 2013, 3 - 6 p.m.
Conference room 2, North Lawn Building

Panellists

  • Ms. Amina Mohammed (unable to attend), Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on post-2015 development planning [Background note]
    The post-2015 development agenda: Processes and opportunities
  • Mr. John Hendra, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme, UN Women, and Co-Chair, UNDG Task Force on MDGs [Paper]
    Gender equality and women’s rights at the center of the post-2015 development agenda
  • Ms. Anita Nayar (India/USA), Executive Committee Member, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) [Paper]
    Gender equality and the post-2015 development framework: Perspectives from civil society
  • Discussant: Ms. Caren Grown (USA), Economist in Residence, American University, and Senior Gender Advisor, U.S. Agency for International Development

Review theme

The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS (agreed conclusions from the fifty-third session)


Panel 4
Gender norms and stereotypes, socialization and unequal power relations
Sharing and balancing life-work responsibilities
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Tuesday, 12 March 2013, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Conference Room 2, North Lawn Building

Panellists

Theme: Gender norms and stereotypes, socialization and unequal power relations

  • Ms. Fatou Sow Sarr (Senegal), Director of the Gender Laboratory, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
    Breaking new grounds on Gender Norms and stereotypes in Senegal [Paper | Presentation]
  • Mr. Warren Feek (New Zealand), Executive Director, The Communication Initiative, Canada
    Role of the media in overcoming gender stereotypes [ Paper | Presentation]
  • Discussant: Mr. Luis Mora, Chief of Gender, Human Rights and Culture Branch, UNFPA

Theme: Sharing and balancing life-work responsibilities

  • Mr. Niclas Jarvklo (Sweden), Secretary, Government Committee on Men and Gender Equality
    Parental leave policy, evolution, lessons learned [ Paper | Presentation]
  • Ms. Lucia Zachariášová (Czech Republic), Head of the Gender Equality Unit, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
    Public investment in women caregiving role [Paper | Presentation]
  • Discussant: Ms. Renata Kaczmarska, Focal Point on the Family, Division for Social Policy, DESA

 

Panel 5
Caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS
Recognizing and valuing unpaid care work
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Tuesday, 12 March 2013, 3 - 6 p.m.
Conference room 2, North Lawn Building

Panellists

Theme: Caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS

  • Ms. Violet Shivutse (Kenya), Founder and Director, Shibuye Community Health Workers, and Focal Point Leader, GROOTS Kenya [Paper]
    Compensation for Contributions” advocacy and efforts of grassroots caregivers in Kenya
  • Ms. Baby Rivona (Indonesia), National Coordinator, Ikatan Perempuan Positif Indonesia (IPPI - Indonesian Positive Women Network) [Presentation]
    Progress in addressing HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for women living with HIV
  • Discussant: Ms. Jantine Jacobi, Chief, Gender Division, UNAIDS Secretariat

Theme: Recognizing and valuing unpaid care work

  • Mr. Francisco Guillén Martín (Mexico), Deputy Director, National Accounts, INEGI (National Statistics Office)
    Satellite accounts of unpaid work in Mexico: Care and support at home [ Paper | Presentation]
  • Ms. Souad Triki (Tunisia), Economist, Gender and Development Expert and retired Senior Lecturer, University of Tunisia [Paper]
    Time Use Survey data from 2005 that has translated into concrete public policy in Tunisia
  • Discussant: Ms. Paz Lopez, Technical Adviser, UN Women Mexico

Other panels


Panel on the priority theme of CSW58 (2014)
Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls
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Wednesday, 6 March 2013, 1.15 - 2.45 p.m.
Conference Room 2, North Lawn Building

Panellists

  • Ms. Michelle Bachelet United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director [ Opening Remarks ]
  • Ms. Naila Kabeer (Bangladesh), Professor of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London University [ Paper | Presentation ]
    Gender equality and poverty eradication: what has worked for women and girls?
  • Ms. Carole Presern (UK), Director, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Secretariat (PMNCH) [ Presentation ]
    The Health MDGs: What works for women and girls?  What hasn’t worked? and What’s next? [ Paper ]
  • Ms. Lyla Mehta (India), Research Fellow, Knowledge Technology and Society Team, Institute of Development Studies, and Adjunct Professor at Noragric, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
    Ensuring women’s and girls’ rights to water and sanitation [ Paper | Presentation ]