Original information in RSMLAC

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was formally constituted on June 21, 1946, with the objective of ensuring equality and promoting the rights of women. Its mandate includes preparing recommendations and reports to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSC) on the promotion of women’s rights in the political, economic, civil, social and educational spheres.

The CSW regularly addresses two topics each year, the priority theme and the review theme. At the end of the session there should be a document of specific conclusions and resolutions that begins to work months in advance – sometimes this goal is not achieved. Generally, a document of the Secretary General on the subject is published in advance, which acts as a base, and organizations and civil society can make contributions to it through the official delegations of their governments.

What is done in this space?

A high-level round table is created to exchange experiences, lessons learned and good practices on a specific topic, which is in sync with the reduction of gaps, the achievement of achievements and the fulfillment of the fundamental commitments acquired by the states against gender equality, the empowerment of women, implementation of policies, and compliance with the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

What are the themes for CSW63 (2019)?

The Sixty-third Session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 11 to 22 March 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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).

Registration to participate in this space is already closed, however, from the #LACWHN we will be monitoring and reporting everything that happens in the framework of this version of the CSW.