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CSW58 (2014)

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The fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 to 21 March 2014.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world attended the session.

Themes

Priority theme:

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

The Agreed Conclusions (E/CN.6/2014/L.7) are available here.

Review theme:

Access and participation of women and girls to 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)

Emerging issue:

Women’s access to productive resources

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:

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In Focus

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MDG progress for women and girls

Rural villagers walk to and from a water well in Shatkhira, Bangladesh. 2010.