Created Date: March 12, 2018
#CSW62: Commission on the Status of Women – March 12-23, 2018.
Happy CSW62! Commission on the Status of Women. Ahead of this year's CSW62, UN Women together with partners, organized regional consultations with Ministers, gender equality authorities and civil society organizations in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia-Pacific , and Arab States to help build consensus and set priorities towards the Commission’s outcome, which will be a set of action-oriented recommendations to accelerate the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all rural women and girls.
The 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) will deliberate on the key issues that significantly impact gender equality and the empowerment of all rural women and girls.These will range from how to ensure their adequate living standards with increased access to land and productive assets, decent work, infrastructure and technology, education and health, including their sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, and ending all forms of violence and harmful practices.
The forum will be an opportunity to provide concrete suggestions on how to empower rural women and girls, making the promise of “leaving no one behind” of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a reality.
- Opening of the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, 12 March, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., UN General Assembly [Live Webcast]
- Ending violence against all women and girls, “Leaving no one behind” in the Spotlight Initiative, organized by the European Union and United Nations. It will be attended by the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, among others, and will address upcoming initiatives under this 500 million EUR multi-stakeholder fund. 12 March, 3 - 4.15 p.m., ECOSOC Chamber [Live Webcast]
- Town Hall Meeting with the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and civil society on the margins of the CSW, 13 March, 1.15 - 2.30 p.m., ECOSOC Chamber [Live Webcast]
- Voices on Gender Equality from CSW: Civil Society Meets the Press. UN Women hosted event where s grassroots activists and women’s rights advocates from all parts of the world gather to tell their experiences from the ground with interested journalists. [Bios of attendees below]. 14 March, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., UN Women HQ, 18th Floor, The Daily News Building, 220 East 42nd St, New York.
- Leaving No One Behind for Planet 50/50 by 2030: Every Rural Woman and Girl Everywhere. This event will convene civil society, rural women leaders and activists and rural leaders along with other stakeholders, to discuss standards necessary in Leaving No One Behind, and what this means for rural women and girls, with all the intersectional complexities. 15 March, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., for venue information, please contact Ritah.Muyambo@unwomen.org
- #MeToo, Now What? Women in the Media - From Outcry to Action, organized by the Mission of Norway, The Guardian and UN Women. With a keynote speech by actress and entrepreneur Sienna Miller, this event will aim to seize the global momentum and public outcry against gender discrimination in the media and move to action. Concrete solutions through the experiences of well-known journalists from the global North and South will be showcased. 16 March, 11.30 a.m. - 12.45 p.m., ECOSOC Chamber [Live Webcast] Link to Flyer
- System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity: How to Walk the Talk. Join us for a discussion on how to reach gender parity in the UN System by 2028! The UN Secretary-General has promised to deliver on this goal, but what are the roles of the UN, the Member States and Civil Society in the process? How can we promote an inclusive and diverse working environment across the UN System, and what measures are necessary to reach parity? 19 March, 11.30 a.m. - 12.45 p.m., Conference Room 12 [Live Webcast]