Commission on the Status of Women


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. 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.

During the Commission’s annual two-week session, representatives of UN Member States, civil society organizations and UN entities gather at UN headquarters in New York. They discuss progress and gaps in the implementation of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the key global policy document on gender equality, and the 23rd special session of the General Assembly held in 2000 (Beijing+5), as well as emerging issues that affect gender equality and the empowerment of women. Member States agree on further actions to accelerate progress and promote women’s enjoyment of their rights in political, economic and social fields. The outcomes and recommendations of each session are forwarded to ECOSOC for follow-up.

For more information visit the CSW website.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Migration, displacement and women’s human rights in the climate crisis at CSW66

Date: March 18, 2022

Time: 9:00 - 11:00

Location: Online

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Participate in this virtual parallel event at this year’s

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66)

Friday, 18 March

9 am EST/3 pm CST



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Interpretation in English/Spanish/French/Arabic/Russian

In the context of government inaction on the climate crisis, we’ll explore climate change impacts at the intersection of migration and gender, focusing on the human rights of women and girls displaced and migrating due to climate-related factors.

Speakers representing diverse sectoral and regional perspectives will address challenges arising from a lack of gender-responsive, rights- and justice-based responses to climate-related migration, including how lack of documentation limits access to decent work and social protections, and undermines safety and freedom of movement. We’ll share how despite these challenges migrant women are leading with resilience, creating frontline models of solidarity.

WIMN thanks all the partners of the Support Program for Reducing Inequalities through Intersectional Practice” (Robert Bosch Stiftung) whom we learned from and with over the last year.

Towards a Gender-Responsive Global Compact for Migration

Date: March 21, 2018

Time: 11:30am-12:45pm Eastern

Location: UN-NYC Secretariat Rm 12


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#MeToo: Rural Women, Migrant Women, Sexual Assault, Access to Justice

Date: March 15, 2018

Time: 10:30 - 12:00 noon

Location: CCUN Chapel, E. 44th & Ist Ave, New York


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Key Documents

Conclusions of the 61st Commission (2017)

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995)

Five-year Review of the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration ‘Beijing + 5’ (2000)