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.
Visit http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/ for more information
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
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
Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls
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)
Women’s access to productive resources
- A joint statement prepared by on CSW58 prepared by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership - CWGL Joint Statement for the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
- Click the links below for a copy of the Agreed Conclusions from CSW58 and a copy of the statement by the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash tabled in parliament on Monday 24 March 2014 following her attendance at CSW58
Information on CSW57 can be found at http://www.security4women.org.au/projects/commission-on-the-status-of-women/csw57