CSW66 Official Meetings

Organization of the session

Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSW66 will take place in a hybrid format. In-person formal meetings will have limited in-person attendance adhering to social distancing guidelines, with the option of delivering statements via pre-recorded videos. Interactive dialogues will be fully virtual.

All side events and parallel events will be fully virtual.

As it is not possible to anticipate how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact the conduct of intergovernmental meetings at United Nations Headquarters in March 2022, the convening of CSW66 will need to take into account the changing and evolving environment of the pandemic and the related safety and health guidelines implemented at the United Nations Headquarters and by the Host Country authorities.

In accordance with its multi-year programme of work (ECOSOC resolution 2020/15), the Commission's two-week session included the following activities: Informal proposed organization of work

First week

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

1-3 p.m.

3-6 p.m.

Monday
14 March

 

 

10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

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 (Item3) (opens)

Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and to the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly  

 

In-person formal meeting*

 

 

1 p.m.: deadline for inscription on list of speakers

 

 

 

 

Ministerial round tables 

 

 

3.00 - 4.30 p.m.

Climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes: advancing gender equality through holistic and integrated actions from global to local 

In-person formal meeting*

 

 

4.30 - 6.00 p.m.

Women’s voice and agency: good practices towards achieving women’s full, equal and meaningful participation and decision-making in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes

In-person formal meeting*

 

Tuesday
15 March

 

Ministerial round tables

10.00 - 11.30 a.m.

Climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes: advancing gender equality through holistic and integrated actions from global to local

In-person formal meeting*

 

 

11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Women’s voice and agency: good practices towards achieving women’s full, equal and meaningful participation and decision-making in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes

In-person formal meeting*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.00 - 6.00 p.m.

General discussion (Item3) (continued)

In-person formal meeting*

Wednesday
16 March

 

 

10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

General discussion (Item3) (continued)

In-person formal meeting*

 

 

 

 

3.00 - 6.00 p.m.

General discussion (Item3) (continued)

In-person formal meeting*

 

Thursday
17 March

 

 

 

10.00 a.m. - 1 p.m.

General discussion (Item 3)
(continued)

In-person formal meeting*

 

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

 

 

 

 

3.00 - 6.00 p.m.

General discussion (Item3) (continued)

In-person formal meeting*

 

In parallel with

 

3.00 - 6.00 p.m.

Informal consultations on agreed conclusions [IN PERSON]

 

Friday
18 March

 

10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

Interactive dialogue
Review theme

Women's economic empowerment in the changing world of work

Virtual informal meeting

 

In parallel with

 

10.00 a.m.- 1.00 p.m.

Informal consultations on agreed conclusions [IN PERSON]

 

 

 

3.00 - 5.00 p.m.

Interactive dialogue
Review theme

Women's economic empowerment in the changing world of work

Virtual informal meeting

 

In parallel with

 

3.00 - 6.00 p.m.

Informal consultations on agreed conclusions [IN PERSON]

* Statements may be delivered in-person or via pre-recorded video
NB: The Bureau recommends that the Ministerial segment conclude on Thursday, 17 March 2022, at 1.00 pm.

Second week

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

1-3 p.m.

3-6 p.m.

Monday
21 March

 

[No scheduled meetings]**

 

 

 

[No scheduled meetings]**

Tuesday
22 March

 

 

 

10.00 a.m. -  1.00 p.m.

General discussion (Item3) (continued)

In-person formal meeting*

 

In parallel with

 

10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Informal consultations on agreed conclusions [IN PERSON]

 

 

 

 

3.00 - 5.00 p.m.

Interactive expert panel on priority theme

Building resilient futures: Bridging the gap between the physical science and social science communities to advance gender equality in the context of climate change, environment and disaster risk reduction

Virtual informal meeting

 

In parallel with

 

3.00 - 6.00 p.m.

Informal consultations on agreed conclusions [IN PERSON]

 

Wednesday
23 March

 

10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Closed meeting to consider the report of the Working Group on Communications (Item 4) 

 

followed by

 

General discussion (Item3) (concludes)

In-person formal meeting*

 

In parallel with

 

10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Informal consultations on agreed conclusions [IN PERSON]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.00 - 6.00 p.m.

Informal consultations on agreed conclusions [IN PERSON]

 

Thursday
24 March

 

10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

Interactive dialogue
Focus area/Emerging issue

Harnessing COVID-19 recovery for gender equality and a sustainable future

Virtual informal meeting

 

In parallel with

 

10.00 a.m.- 1.00 p.m.

Informal consultations on agreed conclusions [IN PERSON]

 

 

 

 

 

3.00 - 6.00 p.m.

Informal consultations on agreed conclusions [IN PERSON]

 

 

Friday
25 March

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.00 a.m.- 1.00 p.m.

Informal consultations on agreed conclusions [IN PERSON]

 

 

 

3.00 - 6.00 p.m.

Follow-up to the Economic and Social Council resolutions and decisions (Item 5) - introduction and discussion

Introduction on draft proposals

Action on draft proposals

Action on draft agreed conclusions

Action on any other outstanding issues:

Provisional agenda for the 67th session of CSW (Item 6)

Adoption of the report of the CSW on its 66th session (Item 7)

Closure of the 66th session 


Opening of 67th session

Election of Bureau 

In-person formal meeting*

 

* Statements may be delivered in-person or via pre-recorded video

**No scheduled meetings due to Nowruz holiday