Opening of Commission on Status of Women 63rd Session

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11-Mar-2019 02:58:38
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63 2019) - Opening and General discussion

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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.

The sixty-third session of the Commission (CSW63) is from 11 to 22 March 2019. The Commission addressed as its priority theme ‘Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls’. In addition, it evaluated progress in the implementation of the agreed conclusions from the sixtieth session (2016) on ‘Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development’. The Commission also discussed a focus area, ‘Women and girls of African descent’.
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