Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2010
Posted on: Monday, March 1, 2010
15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (2000)
Every year, the Commission on the Status of Women -- one of the major bodies of the United Nations devoted to gender equality -- meets at the UN headquarters in New York. This year's meeting has taken on particular significance, given that it marks fifteen years since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action, a landmark UN document representing key women's human rights commitments from member states.
Starting this week, MADRE and our partners join women's human rights advocates, members of the media and government representatives who are now gathering to debate the current status of women's rights worldwide -- and where we need to go from here. Read more on MADRE's Blog »
From MADRE's partner, the International Indigenous Women's Forum (FIMI):
In March 2010, the Commission on the Status of Women will undertake a fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly. Emphasis will be placed on the sharing of experiences and good practices, with a view to overcoming remaining obstacles and new challenges, including those related to the Millennium Development Goals. Member States, representatives of non-governmental organizations and of UN entities will participate in the session. A series of parallel events will provide additional opportunities for information exchange and networking.
Ongoing national and regional review processes are feeding into the global review process.
The General Assembly is expected to mark the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in a commemorative meeting during CSW.