Sixtieth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

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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.

16 March 2016
DSG/SM/949-WOM/2073

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Commission on the Status of Women high-level event “The Time is Now!  Let’s End Harmful Practices against Women and Girls by 2030”, in New York 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
SG/SM/17593-WOM/2068

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the opening of the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, in New York today:

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.