13 March 2017

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61)

The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13-24 March 2017.

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.

  • Priority theme:
    Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
  • Review theme:
    Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)
  • Emerging issue/Focus area:
    The empowerment of indigenous women

Every Woman Every Child flagship event at CSW61

The Every Woman Every Child flagship event during CSW61 entitled, “Empowering Women, Families and Communities for Health and Wellbeing and Sustainable Development for All” will be held from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. EST on 14 March in the Trusteeship Chamber at UNHQ. It will be a moderated panel discussion about the importance of health and wellbeing to help empower women and girls in all areas.

Panelists will provide perspectives on areas related to increasing women’s empowerment and help shed light on questions around human rights, policies, programmes, and as investments that can have an impact on empowerment.

Too often, women and girls are left disproportionately vulnerable to human rights violations, discrimination and inequality, which keep them out of the health, education and employment systems, severely limiting their ability to participate in—and ultimately transform—their societies. Greater investments and increased focus are needed to protect both the health and wellbeing of women and girls as a means to ensure greater empowerment in all areas of their lives.

Click here to learn more!

Invitation: EWEC CSW61 Flagship Event