The sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016.
Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world attended the session.
Video message from H.E. Mr. Antonio de Aguiar Patriota (Brazil), Chair of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
- Priority theme:
Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development
- Review theme:
The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls (agreed conclusions from the fifty-seventh session)
- Multi-Stakeholder Forum
On 21 January 2016, UN Women convened a forum to engage a range of stakeholders in the preparations for CSW60 at UN Headquarters in New York.
- Expert Group Meeting
In preparation for the sixtieth session, UN Women convened an expert group meeting (EGM) on “Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development” from 2 to 4 November 2015 in New York.
Organization of the session
The Commission's two-week session included the following activities:
- The outcome of the Commission’s consideration of the priority theme takes the form of agreed conclusions, negotiated by all States:
Agreed conclusions: Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish | German
- Resolution on multi-year programme of work of the Commission on the Status of Women
- Modalities of NGO participation
- Opportunities for NGOs to address the Commission
- NGO advisories for CSW60