Indigenous Women and the Commission on the Status of Women

CSW64 / Beijing+25 (2020)

The 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2020. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session. Download the CSW64 Brochure for more information: Arabic | English | French | Spanish

Themes: The main focus of the session will be on the review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly. The review will include an assessment of current challenges that affect the implementation of the Platform for Action and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and its contribution towards the full realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Side events during CSW64 pertinent to indigenous women:

Monday, 9 March, 9:45 -10:00 amGeneral Assembly Hall, Opening ceremony of the CSW64 Indigenous women from different regions have been invited to perform an opening ceremony before the CSW annual begins.

Monday, 9 March from 1 pm – 3:00 pm, Secretariat Building, 27 floor, Room S-2726 Briefing for indigenous women’s organizations: (Only participants with a UN ground pass will be able to enter into the UN premises).

Tuesday, 10 March, from 11:30 – 12:45 pm – Room D – (Only participants with a UN ground pass will be able to enter into the UN premises)

Side event: Indigenous Women’s Voices of Leadership  (Contributions of indigenous women in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action)

Organized by the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI) and the Indigenous Peoples Development Brach/DISD/DESA

Objective: To share the contributions made by indigenous women’s in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action; point out remaining challenges and the ways forward to achieve its full, effective and accelerated implementation.

Leading questions Participating stakeholders in the side event are invited to address the following questions:

  • Current situation of indigenous women globally and actions within the framework of Beijing +25;
  • Indigenous women’s participation in the preparation of the National level-review of implementation of the progress made and challenges encountered in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for CSW64 – advancements and challenges;
  • The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the advancement of indigenous women’s rights;
  • Effective participation of indigenous women in preparation for the high-level meeting on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women (resolution 73/340).