Update to CSW64 Advisory
2 March, New York— Following the UN Secretary-General’s recommendation to Member States to amend the format of the 64th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in light of the current concerns regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19), an informal meeting took place today.
The Commission decided that the 64th session of the Commission will convene on 9 March, at 10.00 a.m. (EST), for a procedural meeting. The meeting will include opening statements, followed by the adoption of the draft Political Declaration and action on any other draft resolutions. The session will then suspend until further notification.
No general debate will take place and all side events planned by Member States and the UN system in conjunction with CSW64 have been cancelled.
Side events held on UN premises
All side events planned by Member States and the UN system in conjunction with CSW64 have been cancelled.
Parallel events held in the Church Center and other locations
NGO parallel events are coordinated by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, which is a group of New York–based women’s NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council. The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York (NGO CSW/NY) Executive Committee has decided to cancel all NGO CSW64 Forum events due to the current threat posed by the coronavirus.
For more information, please visit the website of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women at https://ngocsw.org/ngo-csw-forum/. All questions on NGO-sponsored events should be directed to the NGO Committee on the Status of Women via [ Click to reveal ]