The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women.
Each year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide.
Scottish Women’s Convention (SWC) Input
Over the past few years, the SWC has been heavily involved in the work of CSW. Working with women’s organisations at a UK level, the SWC ensures that the voices of women in Scotland are included in the UK Government’s planning and negotiations at CSW.
The SWC is a member of the UK NGO CSW Alliance, a group of women’s organisations from throughout the UK who progress the work around CSW. The SWC is also a member of the UK CSW Core Group and the UK CSW Liaison Group which meets directly with UK Government officials.
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The CSW NGO Alliance group produced a review and report on Beijing +20 for the UK. The SWC contributed to this document. A copy is available here.File size: 1130KB | Tags: beijing newsletter
CSW59 Review of the Progress Made in the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
The main focus of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will be on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, including current challenges that affect the implementation and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women. This report reflects the voices of women in Scotland in relation to this theme and will be taken to CSW by those attending on behalf of the SWC.File size: 931KB | Tags: gender-equality empowerment csw