The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), charged with evaluating progress on gender equality and formulating concrete policies that promote gender equality. The CSW was established in 1946, one year after the founding of the United Nations itself, and in the years since, its mandate has expanded to include the empowerment and advancement of all women, as well as identification of key trends and challenges. After the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women, the CSW was additionally mandated to periodically review the Beijing Platform for Action and evaluate signatories’ progress in keeping their commitments.
This year’s CSW 58, held from March 10th to March 21st, 2014, will focus on challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.
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.
March 9, 2014 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
NGO-CSW Consultation Day; Cooper Union, 30 Cooper Union Square New York, NY, 10003. Sponsors: NGO – CSW
March 11, 2014 (4:30pm – 6:00pm)
Moving Beyond the MDGs for the Realization of Women’s Rights and Gender Equality; CCUN, Chapel. Sponsors: Post-2015 Women’s Coalition
March 19, 2014 (12:30pm – 2:00pm)
Sustainable Solutions to Ending Climate Chaos – how to make 2015 mean something! CCUN, Chapel. Sponsors: WEDO, WECF, All Indian Women’s Conference, Global Partners. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
March 19, 2014 (6:30pm – 9:00pm)
Mobilizing for Climate Action: “WEDO Open House & Networking Event” WEDO Office. 355 Lexington Ave., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10017. RSVP to email@example.com
NGO CSW Committee: Official Website of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women
The Latest CSW News
WEDO Statement to CSW58: A Just World that Promotes and Protects Human Rights, Gender Equality and the Integrity of the Environment
NEW YORK (October 29, 2013)– The Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) is pleased to share this statement to the United Nations 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The statement highlights recommendations and analysis on the crucial need to create a transformative and sustainable development agenda that moves beyond the limited and siloed agenda of the Millennium Development Goals and promotes actions that address the intersectionality of the incredible challenges …
NEW YORK (March 15, 2013)– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Today, the UN Member States resoundingly committed to ending violence against women and girls, including strong agreements on promoting gender equality, women’s empowerment, and ensuring reproductive rights and access to sexual and reproductive health services.
The Agreed Conclusions of the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women represent another important step forward, building on the global momentum of the past twenty years, which has …
STATEMENT OF FEMINIST AND WOMEN’S ORGANISATIONS ON THE VERY ALARMING TRENDS IN THE NEGOTIATIONS OF OUTCOME DOCUMENT OF THE 57TH SESSION OF THE UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
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We, the undersigned organisations and individuals across the globe, are again concerned that the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is wavering in its commitment to advance women’s human rights as demonstrated in the constant negotiation of the …
NEW YORK (March 8, 2013)- Feminists Confronting Unsustainable Development’ during the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, CSW57, talk about the experiences of women and the struggle and resistance strategies of their communities against unsustainable economic activities.
Women from Guatemala, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Japan and Fiji, came together at the side-event on ‘Violence – Ecologies – Livelihoods. Feminists Confronting Unsustainable Development’ during the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status …
NEW YORK (March 7, 2013)– Last night, during CSW57, WEDO was excited to host a Young Feminist Meetup. With lots of engaging conversations and perspectives, as well as energy to find more formal channels for young feminists to organize and engage around CSW in the future, WEDO is planning to work with partners to hold a series of webinars around SDGs, Post-2015, etc. as well as host on online conversation on the newly …