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The Commission on the Status of Women (hereafter referred to as “CSW” or “the Commission”) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide.

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CSW 58

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

CSW Beginning

CSW Beginning

ERA and YWCA delegates

ERA and YWCA delegates

NGO reps & agreed conclusions

NGO reps & agreed conclusions

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

Australian National Statement: Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls – Statement by Senator The Hon Michaelia Cash Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women – click here – Australian National Statement to CSW 58 by Senator The Hon Michaelia Cash

Australian Federal Government -non-government delegates are Dr Susan Harris Rimmer and Ms Julie McKay – read media release here

Themes

Priority theme:

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

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

- See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw58-2014#sthash.0ugYdbEN.dpuf

Relevant Information

 

 

Information on CSW57 can be found at http://www.security4women.org.au/projects/commission-on-the-status-of-women/csw57