ONU Mujeres - Entidad de las Naciones Unidas para la Igualdad de Género y el Empoderamiento de las Mujeres

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 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.
Monday
10  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 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


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


Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls
(Item 3 (a) (i))

List of delegations:
Round table A in CR-1 (CB)
Round table B in CR-2 (CB)

Tuesday
11  March

General discussion
(Item 3)
(continued)

 
General discussion
(Item 3)
(continued)

Wednesday
12  March
Panel 1
Priority theme


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


Panel 2
Priority theme


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

Focus: accountability and participation of women and girls in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals
Thursday
13  March
General discussion (Item 3)
(continued)

in parallel with

Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations
  Panel 3
Emerging issue


Women’s access to productive resources
Friday
14  March
Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations

Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations

Second week 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.
Monday
17 March
General discussion (Item 3)
(continued)

in parallel with

Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations

General discussion (Item 3)
(concludes)

in parallel with

Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations
Tuesday
18 March
Panel 4
Review theme


Access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work

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

Panel 5
Review theme


Access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work
Wednesday
19 March
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
20 March
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)

followed by

Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations
  Agreed conclusions:
Informal consultations
Friday
21  March
Action on draft proposals
Action on draft proposals and other outstanding issues
Provisional agenda for the 59th session of CSW (Item 6)
Adoption of the report of the CSW on its 58th session (Item 7)
Closure of the 58th session

Opening of 59th session
Election of Bureau members



Interactive events

High-level round table A

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

Monday, 10 March 2014, 3 - 6 p.m.
Conference Room 1, Conference Building

  • Chair’s summary
  • Chair: H.E. Mr. Libran Cabactulan, Chair of the Commission (Philippines)

List of delegations

Discussion guide (E/CN.6/2014/5)


High-level round table B

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

Monday, 10 March 2014, 3 - 6 p.m.
Conference Room 2, Conference Building

  • Chair’s summary
  • Chair: H.E. Mr. Carlos Garcia, Vice-Chair of the Commission (El Salvador)

List of delegations

Discussion guide (E/CN.6/2014/5)


Priority theme


Panel 1

Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the MDGs for women and girls

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Conference Room 2, Conference Building

Panelists:

  • Mr. Chrispine Gwalawala Sibande (Malawi), Senior Policy Advisor, Ipas Malawi
    Sexual and reproductive health and rights [Paper]
  • Ms. Ursula Schäfer-Preuss (Germany), Chair, Global Water Partnership
    Gender equality and development in the context of implementing the MDGs for women and girls [Paper]
  • Ms. Radhika Balakrishnan (USA), Executive Director, Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University
    Report of the expert group meeting on structural and policy constraints in achieving the MDGs for women and girls [Paper]
  • Ms. Virginia Gomes (Portugal), Member and Rapporteur, United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
    Realizing women’s economic, social and cultural rights in achieving the MDGs [Paper]
  • Ms. Isabel Ortiz, Director, Social Protection Department, International Labor Organization
    Women’s access to decent work and social protection during the global recession [Presentation]

Panel 2

Accountability and participation of women and girls in the implementation of the MDGs

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 3 - 6 p.m.
Conference Room 2, Conference Building

Panelists:

  • H.E. Ms. Lourdes Bandeira (Brazil), Vice-Minister of the Secretariat of Women Policies
    Ending violence against women and girls
  • H.E. Mr. Urmas Paet (Estonia), Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Financing for gender equality [Paper]
  • Ms. Carolyn Sobritchea (Philippines), Professorial Lecturer, Asian Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman
    Implementation of the MDGs and participation of women and girls [Paper]
  • Ms. Salina Sanou (Kenya), Head of Policy and Advocacy, Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development
    Achieving the MDGs for women and girls in Africa [Paper]
  • Ms. Maarit Kohonen Sheriff, Deputy Director of the New York Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Human rights and accountability in accelerating progress on the MDGs for women and girls [Paper]

Emerging issue


Panel 3

Women’s access to productive resources

Thursday 13 March 2014, 3 - 6 p.m.
Conference Room 2, Conference Building

Panelists:

  • Ms. Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.
    Mobilizing progress in women's access to land and productive resources through a human rights approach [Paper]
  • Ms. Mariam Gabala Dao (Côte d'Ivoire), Regional Manager for West Africa at Oikocredit
    Women's access to finance and credit: opportunities and challenges [Paper | Presentation]
  • Ms. Victoria Tauli Corpuz (Philippines), founder and Executive Director of Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education)
    Indigenous rights and women’s access to natural resources
  • Mrs. Martha "Pati" Ruiz Corzo (Mexico), founder of the Sierra Gorda Ecological Group and first federal Director of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, Queretaro
  • Women’s access to productive resources is key to building resilience in rural and urban areas

Review theme

Access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work
(Agreed Conclusions from the fifty-fifth session)


Panel 4

Women’s and girls’ equal access and participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education

Tuesday 18 March, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Conference Room 2, Conference Building

  • Issues paper
  • Moderator: H.E. Carlos Garcia, Vice-Chair of the Commission (El Salvador)
Panelists:
  • Ms. Gloria Bonder (Argentina), Director of the Gender, Society and Policies Area of FLACSO
    El enfoque de género en el ADN de la educación científico-tecnológica: propuestas para la trasformación educativa en y para la Sociedad del Conocimiento [Paper]
  • Ms. Njideka Harry, President and CEO of the Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF)
    Community: a Focal Point to Inspire Passion for STEM Education in Girls [Paper]
  • Ms. Leigh Ann DeLyser, Computer Science Education consultant with New York City's Department of Education; and Ms. Luna Ruiz, student at the Academy for Software Engineering
    Against a Headwind: Why young women need additional support to achieve equality in pursuing computing education [Paper]
  • Ms. S. Gülser Corat, Director of the Division for Gender Equality in the Office of the Director-General at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France

Panel 5

The transition of women from education to full employment and decent work, with a particular focus on employment in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Tuesday 18 March, 3 - 6 p.m.
Conference Room 2, Conference Building

Panelists:

  • Dr. Lamya Fawwaz, Executive Director of Public Affairs at Masdar Institute of Science & Technology
    Women in STEM: The UAE Experience [Paper]
  • Dr. Londa Schiebinger, John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, Stanford University
    Gendered Innovations: Making Science and Technology Responsive to Women’s Needs [Paper]
  • Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women
    Discussant