Commission on the Status of Women 2011
22 February 2011- 4 March 2011
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the UN, dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. It is the principal global policy-making body. Every year, representatives of Member States gather to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide.
|Read about the highlights from the event and what the delegates have been doing on their return home. You can also read their daily updates.|
In 2011 the 55th Commission will focus on the issue of “Access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work”. It will also evaluate progress in the implementation of the agreed conclusions from its fifty-first session on “The elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child”
They will be involved in two events and also promoting the role of young women at the conference through the ‘Young women’s caucus’. WAGGGS representatives will be speaking out on the importance of non formal education, eliminating violence against the girl child and ensuring that the voice of young women is represented at the conference.
The conference takes place just a week before International Women’s Day, and messages from the conference about the importance of international women’s day will be shown on this site.