UN / CSW CONCLUSION

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South African Ambassador Mathu Joyini briefed reporters on the adopted conclusion from the 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), under the theme of “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 29 MARCH 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

29 MARCH 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, press briefing room
3.SOUNDBITE (English) Mathu Joyini, Chair of CSW66 and Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations:
“For the first time, the Commission on the Status of Women has adopted agreed conclusion on gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, and environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programs. So that has not been done before. And so there's been specific and actionable measures and steps that have been agreed to, really that will give Member States but not only Member States, I think world leaders a blueprint, on promoting the issues of women and girls in the space of climate change, especially the full participation of women and girls in whatever is going on around the world, in our countries, at a national level, on climate change and environmental interest and disaster risk reduction policies and programs.”
4. Wide shot, press briefing room
5.SOUNDBITE (English) Mathu Joyini, Chair of CSW66 and Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations:
“The first area is around integrating gender perspective into climate change, environmental disaster risk reduction policies and programs. This is where, when you look at your frameworks at a global level, at a national level, at a regional level, to say to what extent are these frameworks taking into account a gender lens or gender perspectives and national laws and policy frameworks? To what extent are they doing that? So that's the first area. So quite a number of measures and steps that are in the conclusion talks to integrating gender perspectives into those frameworks and national laws.”
6. Wide shot, press briefing room
7.SOUNDBITE (English) Mathu Joyini, Chair of CSW66 and Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations:
“The second area was in promoting the participation and leadership of women, which is important and broadly talks to, to what extent to allow women to participate fully in these spaces of disaster risk reduction or in climate change. Do they have enough women as leaders of delegations, women as negotiators themselves and women in governance, space of climate change and disaster risk reduction. The third area was expanding on gender responsive finance. You will be aware of that nothing can be implemented or done without sufficient financing. We are talking about financing for mitigation, and adaptation actions.”
8. Wide shot, press briefing room
9.SOUNDBITE (English) Mathu Joyini, Chair of CSW66 and Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations:
“The fifth area is the one around gender statistics. Making sure that statistics are disaggregated by sex because if they are not, then you are not able to design programs and policies appropriately. You need to have that information so that your programs and your policies first of all, talk to the real issue and your programs address the needs on the ground.”
10. Wide shot, press briefing room

STORYLINE:

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) adopted agreed conclusions on “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes” on 25 March 2022.

South African Ambassador Mathu Joyini, who is the chair of the Commission’s sixty-sixth session, briefed reporters today (29 Mar) on the agreed conclusion.

Ambassador Joyini said, “for the first time, the Commission on the Status of Women has adopted agreed conclusion on gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, and environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programs.”

She continued, “there's been specific and actionable measures and steps that have been agreed to, really that will give Member States but not only Member States, I think world leaders a blueprint, on promoting the issues of women and girls in the space of climate change, especially the full participation of women and girls in whatever is going on around the world, in our countries, at a national level, on climate change and environmental interest and disaster risk reduction policies and programs.”

The South African Ambassador also said that the Commission on the Status of Women reaffirmed the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the outcome documents of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly and the declarations adopted by the Commission on the occasion of the tenth, fifteenth and twentieth anniversaries of the Fourth World Conference on Women.

The Commission also urged governments at all levels and, as appropriate, with the relevant entities of the United Nations system and international and regional organizations, within their respective mandates and bearing in mind national priorities, and invites civil society, the private sector, employer organizations and trade unions, as applicable, to take the following actions, listed by Ambassador Joyini.

She said, “the first area is around integrating gender perspective into climate change, environmental disaster risk reduction policies and programs. This is where, when you look at your frameworks at a global level, at a national level, at a regional level, to say to what extent are these frameworks taking into account a gender lens or gender perspectives and national laws and policy frameworks? To what extent are they doing that? So that's the first area. So quite a number of measures and steps that are in the conclusion talks to integrating gender perspectives into those frameworks and national laws.”

The second area is in promoting the participation and leadership of women, which is important and broadly talks to, to what extent to allow women to participate fully in these spaces of disaster risk reduction or in climate change she added.

“Do they have enough women as leaders of delegations, women as negotiators themselves and women in governance, space of climate change and disaster risk reduction?”

The third area is expanding on gender responsive finance, said Ambassador Joyini, adding that “you will be aware of that nothing can be implemented or done without sufficient financing. We are talking about financing for mitigation, and adaptation actions.”

Fostering a gender-responsive, just transition, is also one of the area to be considered.

“The fifth area is the one around gender statistics,” said the South African Ambassador.

She continued, “making sure that statistics are disaggregated by sex because if they are not, then you are not able to design programs and policies appropriately. You need to have that information so that your programs and your policies first of all, talk to the real issue and your programs address the needs on the ground.”

The sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place virtually from 14 to 25 March 2022.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world contributed to the session.
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