Official Meetings

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Organization of the session

In accordance with its multi-year programme of work (ECOSOC resolution 2016/3), the Commission's two-week session includes the following activities: Organization of work.

First week 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.
Monday
13  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 Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly - 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


Ministerial segment:

round tables on the priority theme
(in two parallel meetings)

(A) Gender pay gaps in the public and private sectors: how can equal pay work of equal value be achieved in the changing world of work?

(B)  Technology changing the world of work: how can technology and innovation be harnessed to accelerate women’s economic empowerment?


Ministerial segment:

round tables on the priority theme
(in two parallel meetings)


(C)  Informal and non-standard work: what policies can effectively support women’s economic empowerment?

(D)  Full and productive employment and decent work for all: how can Sustainable Development Goal 8 be realized for women by 2030?


Ministerial round tables A and B, from 3.00 – 4.30 and 4.40 – 6.00 pm
Ministerial round tables C and D, from 3.00 – 4.30 and 4.40 – 6.00 pm

Tuesday
14  March


General discussion
 (Item 3) 
(continued) 

 

In parallel with:

High-level interactive dialogue among Ministers on the priority theme
'Building alliances to promote women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work'

 


General discussion
 (Item 3) 
(continued) 

 

In parallel with:

Interactive dialogue
'Accelerating implementation of Agreed Conclusions commitments for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls'

Wednesday
15  March


General discussion
 (Item 3) 
(continued) 

 

In parallel with:

Interactive dialogue 
Focus area
'Empowerment of indigenous women'



General discussion
 (Item 3) 
(continued) 

 

In parallel with:

Interactive dialogue
Review theme
'Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls'

Thursday
16  March


General discussion
 (Item 3) 
(continued) 

 

In parallel with:

Interactive dialogue 
Review theme
'Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls'


General discussion (Item 3)
(continued)

 

in parallel with

 

Agreed conclusions:

Informal consultations

Friday
17  March

Interactive expert panel
Priority theme
'The global care economy in the context of the changing world of work'

 

In parallel with

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
20 March


Interactive expert panel 
'Enhancing availability and use of data and gender statistics to support accelerated implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'




Agreed conclusions:

Informal consultations

 

Tuesday
21 March

Agreed conclusions:

Informal consultations



Agreed conclusions:

Informal consultations

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

Wednesday
22 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
23 March


Agreed conclusions:

Informal consultations



Agreed conclusions:

Informal consultations

Friday
24 March


Agreed conclusions:

Informal consultations



Action on draft proposals and other outstanding issues

Provisional agenda for the 62nd session of CSW (Item 6)

Adoption of the report of the CSW on its 61st session (Item 7)


Closure of the 61st session
 

Opening of 62nd session

Election of Bureau 

Note: The Ministerial segment will conclude on Wednesday, 15 March 2017, at 1.00 pm.