Selected UN Press Releases
Member States and gender advocates call for urgent effective measures to accelerate gender equality in the pan-European region (31 October 2019)
UN Sustainable Development Goals – Agenda 2030
CSW – UN 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. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by ECOSOC resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946. 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.”
2020 CSW: The sixty-fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women is planned to take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2020. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session.
The global community will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). A five-year milestone will be reached towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 2020 is therefore a pivotal year for the accelerated realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, everywhere.
Report of the Beijing +25 Reginal Review Meeting – Economic Commission of Europe
2019 CSW Sixty-third session Report: “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”
2018 CSW Sixty-second session Report: “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”
HLPF – The High-Level Political Forum, United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Report”.
HRC – Human Rights Council HRC
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.
Special sessions: OHCHR SpecialSessions
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948. Read and share it.
CEDAW – Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
The CEDAW Committee is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
UN ECOSOC STATUS
WWSF has special consultative status with ECOSOC and DPI since 1995.
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), also known as civil society organizations (CSOs), have existed for hundreds of years, but since the mid-nineteenth century they have been increasing in number and gaining international recognition, particularly among intergovernmental organizations (IGOs).
The DESA NGO Branch is the focal point within the UN Secretariat for non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
UNCRC – CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
2019 marks the 30th Anniversary of the UNCRC.
The UNCRC consists of 54 articles that set out children’s rights and how governments should work together to make them available to all children. Under the terms of the convention, governments are required to meet children’s basic needs and help them reach their full potential.