Agreed conclusions as CSW65 closed in March 2021

Summarized below are the agreed conclusions as CSW65 closed in March 2021.

Please note closing remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Teresa Lin

Chairman Zonta International Advocacy Committee

This is the first session of the Commission on the Status of Women in 15 years to engage with the issue of women’s participation in public life. These Conclusions therefore contribute to important advances. The Commission recognized that imbalances of power persist between women and men in all spheres of life; and that, although there has been some progress in the number of women elected or appointed to decision-making bodies and administrative posts, we still have a long way to go.

The Commission further recognized the growing impact of violence against women in public life especially in digital contexts, such as cyberstalking and cyberbullying, and the lack of preventive measures and remedies. This calls for action by Member States in order to encourage the participation of women and protect women from these violations. More details can be referenced below.

https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2021/3/speech-ed-phumzile-closing-csw65

 Planning for CSW 2022

The 66th session of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW66) will be held 14-25 March 2022

  1. Priority 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;
  2. Review theme:Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work (agreed conclusions of the sixty-first session)

Please contact Pamela Morgan, Chairman, Coordinator, United Nations Committee or Members or District Chairs for more recent information