Commission on the Status of Women
47th Session

3 - 14 March 2003
Provisional Agenda
Programme of Work
Panel Discussions
Schedule of Side Events
Press Releases
Official Documents
Agreed Conclusions
Resolutions and Decisions
Photo Gallery

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held its forty-seventh session from 3 to 14 March 2003, at New York Headquarters. The Commission focused on two thematic issues:

  1. participation and access of women to the media, and information and communication technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women; and
  2. women’s human rights and elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls as defined in the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome document of the Special Session for the General Assembly entitled “Women: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century.”.
A panel discussion on the first thematic issue was held on 3 March and on the second on 4 March. The Commission held for the first time a high-level round table on national experiences in institutional capacity building, in particular in relation to the two thematic issues.



Press Releases

Agreed Conclusions:

(The following documents are in PDF format.)

Resolutions and Decisions

The following documents are excerpts from the final report of CSW, E/2003/27
[Available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish in PDF format]


  • Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women  [ A C E F R S ]

  • Women, the girl child and human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS)  [ A C E F R S ]

  • Mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system  [ A C E F R S ]

  • Situation of women and girls in Afghanistan  [ A C E F R S ]

  • Report of the Working Group on the future operation of the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women  [ A C E F R S ]

  • Communications concerning the status of women   [ A C E F R S ]