Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

The Commission on the Status of Women (hereafter referred to as “CSW” or “the Commission”) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide.

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24 Aug 2016
22 Mar 2016

Parallel Event Thursday, 17th March 2:30pm - 4:00pm
UN Church Centre, 777 United Nations Plaza Room 8G, New York

17 Mar 2016

Side event held March 16 - Event co-sponsored by Uruguay, UN Women and DAWN.

16 Mar 2016

Launch of the new Gender & Development Special Issue, April 2015, editors and authors of the special issue present their views on the SDGs

11 Mar 2016

DAWN members will be speaking at several events at CSW60

24 Mar 2015

Hon. Bathabile Dlamini, Miister of Social Development, South Africa, gave an address at CSW59 on March 16, in New York, this year.

13 Mar 2015

Collective Statement by Women's, Feminists and other civil society NGOs from Latin America and the Caribbean that was delivered to Governments on 12 March, 2015. DAWN is one of the signatories of this Statement.


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