Commission on the Status of Women
44th Session

28 February - 17 March 2000

Organization of work
Official Documents
NGO Participation
Schedule of side events
Daily press releases

The 44th session of CSW and the third session of the CSW acting as PrepCom for the GA Special Session were held from 28 February - 17 March 2000. Eleven days of the three-week session were allocated to the Commission acting as Preparatory Committee for the GA Special Session, "Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the 21st Century."  Two panel discussions were held: one during the 44th Session of the CSW, and one during the PrepCom. This was the last session where the Commission acts as the Preparatory Committee before the Special Session in June 2000.

Decision reached at the PrepCom on arrangements regarding participation of non-governmental organizations at the special session of the General Assembly: Accreditation of non-governmental organizations that neither are in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council nor were accredited to the Fourth World Conference on Women to the special session of the GA.

Official documents:

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CSW Documents:

PrepCom Documents:

  • Report on the third session of the prepcom:

            A/S-23/2/Add.2 (Part I): Further actions and initiatives to implement the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action
            A/S-23/2/Add.2 (Part II)
            A/S-23/2/Add.2 (Part III):
            A/S-23/2/Add.2 (Part IV)
            A/S-23/2/Add.2 (Part IV)Corr.1



For panelists' bios, click here:

Panel I – Emerging issues, trends and new approaches to issues affecting women or equality between men and women (1 March 2000, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Panel II - Outlook on gender equality, development and peace beyond the year 2000 (6 March 2000, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.)

Schedule of side events >>


Ms Angela King                  Ms Yakin Ertürk

Ms Yakin Ertürk

Daily press releases:

[17 March 2000] Beijing +5 Preparatory Committee Approves Draft Political Declaration; Also Approves Draft Provisional Agenda for Special Session

[17 March 2000] Press Conference on Participation in Beijing Review

[17 March 2000] Press Conference by Special Adviser to Secretary-General on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women

[8 March 2000] Special Event on "Women Uniting for Peace" Held at Headquarters on Occassion of International Women's Day

[6 March 2000] Tackling Violence against Women Must be Top Priority, high Commissioner for Human Rights Tells "Beijing +5" Prepatory Committee

[3 March 2000] 'No Turning Back' from Milestone of 1995 Beijing Women's Conference Deputy Secretary-General Tells Preparatory Committee

[3  March 2000]  Preparatory Committee for June Special Assembly Session Begins Work

[2 March 2000] Commission on Status of Women Concludes Forty-fourth Session; Approves Text on Situation of Palestinian Women by Vote of 35-1-0

[1 march 2000] Girls Represent Two-thirds of 100 Million Children Out of School, Commission on Status of Women Told

[1 march 2000] Commission on Status of Women Holds Panel Discussion on Obstacles and Issues Relevant to Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality

[29 February 2000] Impact of AIDS Discussed in Commission on Status of Women; Commission Continues Review of Follow-up to 1995 Beijing Conference

[29 February 2000] Commission on Status of Women Continues Discussion on Follow-up to 1995 World Conference

[28 February 2000] Millions of Women Still Live in Poverty, Executive Director of United Nations Children's Fund Tells Commission on Status of Women

[28 February 2000] Commission on Status of Women Begins Forty-fourth Session at Headquarters