A global policy-making body, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), dedicated exclusively to the promotion of gender equality and the advancement of women. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide. Read more: About CSW, Documentation, NGO Participation
The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013. Representatives from Member States, UN entities, and NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) from all regions of the world attended the session. The two-week session included a high-level round table, interactive dialogues and panels, and parallel events.
The 2013 session focused on the following key areas:
- Priority Theme: Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls
- Review Theme: The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS
- Emerging issue: Key gender equality issues to be reflected in the post-2015 development framework
The Commission on the Status of Women adopted agreed conclusions on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls on 15 March 2013.
The fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 27 February to 9 March 2012. The closing meeting was held on 15 March 2012.
The 2012 session focused on the following key areas:
- Priority Theme: The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges
- Review Theme: Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women
- Emerging Issue: Engaging young women and men, girls and boys, to advance gender equality
For the results of CSW 2012, click here: