CSW63 side event: Investing in gender equality: Parliaments ensuring social protection, public services and infrastructure deliver for women and girls

The parliamentary meeting at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, hosted by the IPU and UN Women, will contribute to the Commission’s priority theme, “Social protection systems, access to public services, and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”.
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Event type: Conferences, meetings, symposiums

Start date: 13 March 2019 | Start time: 10:00 UTC-04:00
End date: 13 March 2019 | End time: 17:45 UTC-04:00

Location: Trusteeship Council Chamber, UN Headquarters, New York, NY, 10017, USA

Event description

The parliamentary meeting at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, hosted by the IPU and UN Women, will contribute to the Commission’s priority theme under discussion. Participants are invited to share good practices developed by their parliaments to pass laws on, allocate budgets to, and conduct oversight of gender-responsive social protection systems, public services, and infrastructure that women can effectively access and benefit from over their lifetimes. Participants will discuss how parliaments can best consider the wide range of needs, priorities, and challenges of women in their diverse economic and social functions, circumstances, and geographic locations.

Event is open to UN grounds pass holders.

Sponsored by: UN Women Headquarters, Inter-Parliamentary Union