The 62nd session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will be held at the United Nations in New York from March 12 to 23, 2018. The Commission is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of women’s rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women. The priority theme for 2018 will be “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”. Ensuring women’s empowerment and gender equality though the rule of law has been a key component of IDLO’s work around the world, both at the policy and programmatic levels. In particular, IDLO’s Gender Strategy emphasizes the centrality of the rule of law in helping women to become equal partners in decision-making and development, and in achieving justice.
In an effort to further highlight the importance of women’s empowerment and women’s rights within the context of justice and sustainable development, IDLO will be actively contributing to the work of the Commission by participating in the UN General Debate and by co-organizing three events during the ministerial week (March 12-16, 2018). Read more
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SIDE EVENT Creating a Culture of Gender Justice: A Multi-Dimensional Approach
HIGH LEVEL SIDE EVENT Closing the Gender Gap: Achieving Gender Parity in UN Human Rights Bodies
HIGH LEVEL SIDE EVENT Legal Frameworks for the Empowerment of Rural Women: Case Studies From Across the SDGs
STATEMENT FROM IDLO DIRECTOR-GENERAL, IRENE KHAN Priority theme: "Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls
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The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.
Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are welcome to attend the session.
- Priority theme:
Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls;
- Review theme:
Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women (agreed conclusions of the forty-seventh session).
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