Commission on the Status of Women

Commission on the Status of Women

21 March 2018
WOM/2144

The Commission on the Status of Women, continuing its sixty-second session today, took note of several documents related to its synergies with — and contributions to — the broader work of the Economic and Social Council and its High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development.

16 March 2018
WOM/2143

Unless gender equality extended to land rights and ownership, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development would become an impossible vision, the Commission on the Status of Women heard today during a panel discussion, continuing its sixty-second session.

15 March 2018
WOM/2141

Amid rapid technological advances, States must swiftly implement targeted efforts to stamp out new forms of gender‑based cyberviolence, from revenge porn to online bullying, the Commission on the Status of Women heard today as it continued its sixty‑second session.

14 March 2018
WOM/2139

Women’s leadership in media and digital decision-making would have a profound impact on economies around the world, with major implications for development targets and poverty reduction, said speakers today as the Commission on the Status of Women continued its sixty-second session.

13 March 2018
WOM/2136

Eradicating patriarchal laws and forging strong partnerships across all sectors of society were key to removing barriers blocking progress on gender equality, delegates stressed, as the Commission on the Status of Women entered the second day of its sixty-second session with two high-level interactive dialogues.

12 March 2018
WOM/2133

Without timely help from local police officers, Purity Soinato Oiyie, a 22‑year-old Maasai woman from Kenya, would have been genitally circumcised as a child then married off to a 70-year-old man, the Commission on the Status of Women heard today at the opening of its sixty-second session.

24 March 2017
WOM/2114

The Commission on the Status of Women concluded its sixty-first session today, approving a sweeping set of Agreed Conclusions, which the top-ranking United Nations gender official said would help ensure that “work works for women”.

22 March 2017
WOM/2113

The Commission on the Status of Women, nearing the end of its sixty-first annual session, today began its consideration of several draft resolutions — including, for the first time, a text tackling the pervasive challenge of workplace sexual harassment.

20 March 2017
WOM/2112

Improving the availability and use of gender statistics to inform policy was crucial for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, speakers in the Commission on the Status of Women said today, urging Governments to update collection methods and collaborate with a range of partners to truly understand women’s situations.

17 March 2017
WOM/2111

The Commission on the Status of Women today considered a range of Government efforts to promote gender equality, outlined in six national voluntary presentations spanning four continents, as it concluded the first week of its sixty-first annual session.

16 March 2017
WOM/2110

With this year marking the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Commission on the Status of Women today held an interactive dialogue on the empowerment of indigenous women.

15 March 2017
WOM/2109

The Commission on the Status of Women continued its ministerial segment today with interactive dialogues that focused on women’s empowerment in the changing world of work and on accelerating implementation of Member States’ commitments to gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.

13 March 2017
WOM/2106

From classrooms and boardrooms to military ranks and peace talks, the world was better off when the doors of opportunity were opened to women and girls in all aspects of productive life, Secretary-General António Guterres said today as he opened the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

24 March 2016
WOM/2077

The Commission on the Status of Women, closing its sixtieth session today, approved a robust set of Agreed Conclusions that the top United Nations gender official said would pave the way for a gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

23 March 2016
WOM/2076

Civil society groups today urged Governments to redouble their efforts towards gender equality and women’s empowerment in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, as the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women completed its general discussion.

18 March 2016
WOM/2075

The sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women resumed its general discussion today with speakers emphasizing the need to tackle deep-rooted gender stereotypes and close the gender pay gap while keeping women’s empowerment at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals.

17 March 2016
WOM/2074

Entering the fourth day of its sixtieth annual session, the Commission on the Status of Women held two panel discussions focused, respectively, on the roles of partnerships and data collection for the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

16 March 2016
WOM/2072

Women outnumber men in older age, particularly in the developing world, and designing relevant polices is a challenge that States must embrace, the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women heard today.

15 March 2016
WOM/2069

Describing national policies aimed at boosting the status of women and protecting their human rights, speakers today condemned gender-based violence — including the use of rape as a weapon of war or tactic of terrorism — as the Commission on the Status of Women entered the second day of its sixtieth annual session.

14 March 2016
WOM/2067

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called upon Governments, businesses and others around the world to step up efforts for gender equality, as he opened the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women which, over two weeks, will underscore the crucial role of women in implementing and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.