Latin American and Caribbean CSW Preparatory Meeting
On 6 and 7 February 2014, at the invitation of Mexico’s Secretariat of Foreign Affairs and Mexico’s National Institute of Women and with the support of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), Ministers and High-level Authorities responsible for public policies on behalf of the human rights and empowerment of women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean gathered and adopted a Declaration of the Mechanisms for the Promotion of Women of Latin America and the Caribbean prior to the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
Africa Regional CSW58 Preparatory and Consultative Meeting
From 6 – 7 February 2014, UN Women, in partnership with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC), convened a meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ministers responsible for Gender and Women’s Affairs and experts met to prepare for the fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women on the priority theme “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls”; and to strengthen gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Africa Common Position on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Declaration of the AU Ministers of Gender and Women’s Affairs on the Africa Common Position on the post-2015 development agenda
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Africa Ministerial preparatory meeting for CSW58 – Outcome Document
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On 4 and 5 December 2013, UN Women convened a forum to engage a range of stakeholders in the preparations for CSW58 at UN Headquarters in New York.
Expert Group Meeting
In preparation for the fifty-eighth session, UN Women, in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), convened an Expert Group Meeting on “Structural and policy constraints in achieving the MDGs for women and girls” from 21 to 24 October 2013 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Preparatory expert panel
A preparatory expert panel on the priority theme was held during the fifty-seventh session of the Commission on 6 March 2013.