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Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
   CSW prepares recommendations and reports to ECOSOC on promoting women's rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields. It aims to promote implementation of the principle that men and women shall have equal rights. Following the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women, CSW was mandated to regularly reviewing areas of concern in the Platform for Action.
Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)

Aims to ensure the participation of women as equal partners with men in all aspects of human endeavour. A catalyst for advancing the global agenda on women's issues. Conducts research and develops policy options. Aims to strengthen communication between national and international policy-making and the women of the world. Supports the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and other relevant recommendations and decisions. (About DAW)

  A joint UN project to create a core Internet space on global women's issues. Created to monitor the results of the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995). Founded March 1997 by DAW, UNIFEM and INSTRAW. (About WomenWatch)