United Nations 63rd Commission on the Status of Women - 2019

Attending the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women – 2019

Events UN

The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019. Southern New Hampshire University students were Virtual Activism’s guests attending the conference.

Commission on the Status of Women, 63rd session  2019
CSW 63 banner

Themes

This year, the conference centered around a priority theme and a review theme:

  • 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);

Outcomes

The Commission adopted agreed conclusions on “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls” on 22 March 2019. The agreed outcomes may be viewed here.

What is the Women’s Commission?

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by Council resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946.

The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

  • Attending session on women in the media
    Attending session on women in the media