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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The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019.
Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session.
Priority theme: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls
Review theme: Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session)
Priority theme: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.
Review theme: Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women, from the 47th session of the CSW.
Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)
Emerging issue/Focus area:
The empowerment of indigenous women
What should we tell the world about gender equality in Australia? Have your say on gender equality #CSW60 #NWAAUS
CSW 60th Session Report Back – eS4W and JERA International
Australia’s engagement at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) has long been admired and respected. Economic Security 4 Women (eS4W) and Justice Equality Rights Access (JERA) International sincerely commends all Australians who continued the high quality contribution to the outcomes of the CSW60th session, including the Australian government and agency representatives, the Civil Society representatives of the government delegation and the many Australian organisations and individuals who attended over the two weeks of CSW with dedicated hard work.
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
- A delegation of about 20 IFUW members will attend CSW in New York to bear witness to the lack of universal secondary, tertiary and continuing education for girls. IFUW asks the Commission to support greater access to secondary school for girls, in particular disadvantaged and marginalised girls. IFUW also asks for more participation of girls in science and technology through secondary and tertiary education. Read IFUW’s written statement
Information on CSW57 can be found at https://www.security4women.org.au/projects/commission-on-the-status-of-women/csw57