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This year, the sixty-sixth session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), the UN’s largest gathering on gender equality, is taking place 14 to 25 March 2022. It will focus on the theme, “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes”.
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In her remarks at the Opening session of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called for bold and strong moves to propel us toward gender equality, end the discrimination against women and girls and empower all of us.
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In her remarks at the closing of the 64th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlighted the need to work together to continue implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, and put gender perspectives centre-stage in order to build back better.
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The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the largest annual gathering on gender equality and the empowerment of women at the UN, concluded its 64th session in a virtual meeting, and announced next year session will focus on women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence.
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The Political Declaration adopted today is the outcome of the 64thCommission on the Status of Women, taking stock of women’s rights on the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
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In her closing remarks to the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "With the Agreed Conclusions you have given us the possibility to take the work forward, to make sure that we address the discrimination that may be suffered by women and girls in every part of the world, whether because they are disabled, because of their sexuality, because they are human rights activists, or because of poverty".
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The United Nations’ gender equality entity puts spotlight on public services, income security, safe spaces and technology to advance progress for women and girls
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The UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s rights concluded today in New York with the strong commitment by UN Member States to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. Coming on the heels of unprecedented global activism and public outcry to end gender injustice and discrimination worldwide, the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) reached a robust agreement highlighting the urgency of empowering and supporting those who need it most and have, for too long, been left behind.
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Social and economic crisis, on-going armed conflict in eastern Ukraine and government austerity measures reinforce Ukraine’s gender imbalances and lead to the feminization of poverty, according to participants of a high-level meeting in Kiev.
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At CSW60, government representatives, civil society groups and high-level UN officials highlighted the centrality of gender equality in humanitarian action and urged world leaders to make concrete commitments at the World Humanitarian Summit in May.
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UN Commission on the Status of Women adopts declaration to accelerate action on 20th anniversary of Beijing World Conference on Women.
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UN Secretary-General’s report stresses that progress towards women’s rights and empowerment has been unacceptably slow, with stagnation and even regression in some cases.
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In the lead-up to the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, representatives from Member States and civil society are gathering to assess the progress and challenges in implementing this landmark blueprint for women’s rights since its adoption in 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.
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In the words of Gulnara Baimambetova, a 57-year-old Kyrgyz woman who has spent more than 36 years advocating for the social and economic rights of rural women through the Women Entrepreneurs Support Association (WESA), which is a grantee of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality.