Commission on the Status of Women
43rd Session

1-19 March 1999

Schedule of Events
Expert Group meetings
Organization of work
Press releases


The CSW 43rd session was held at UN Headquarters 1-19 March 1999.

At its 43rd session the Commission monitored progress in implementing the following critical areas of concern of the Beijing Platform for Action: Section C: Women and Health, and Section H: Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women.  Work on an Optional Protocol to CEDAW continued in the CSW open-ended working group and a text was agreed.  From 15-19 March, 1999, the Commission also discussed preparations for the Special Session in the Year 2000.

The following related official documents are currently available online:

The following Expert Group Meetings were held by UNDAW in preparation for the 43rd session of CSW:

  • Expert Group Meeting: "Women and Health: Mainstreaming the Gender Perspective into the Health Sector (Tunis, 28 September to 2 October 1998)
    See  Aide Memoire and Report
  • Expert Group Meeting: "National Machineries for gender Equality"(Santiago, Chile, 31 August - 4 September 1998). See Report


For a list of the panelists, click here:

Women and Health a.m. - p.m. 3 March 1999
Institutional Mechanisms for
the Advancement of Women
a.m.-p.m. 4 March 1999
Further actions and initiatives p.m. 15 March 1999
Further actions and initiatives a.m. 16 March 1999


Angela E.V. King, 
Introductory statement