Economic and Social Council

WOM/1850


Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York


Commission on the Status of Women

Fifty-fifth Session

15th & 16th Meetings (AM & PM)

COMMISSION ON STATUS OF WOMEN TAKES ACTION ON RESOLUTIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE,

GENDER DIMENSIONS OF HIV/AIDS, ASSISTANCE TO PALESTINIAN WOMEN

As Ongoing Negotiations on Agreed Conclusions Force Suspension

Of Work, Body Looks to Resume Fifty-Fifth Session at Later Date

Background

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The Commission on the Status of Women, on the final day of its fifty-fifth session, met this morning to hear the introduction of three draft resolutions on “gender mainstreaming, situations and programmatic matters”.  In the afternoon, delegations were expected to take action on those texts, as well as the agreed conclusions on access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work.

Introduction of Texts

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Next, MARCELO CARLOS CESA (Argentina), speaking on behalf of the “Group of 77” developing countries and China, introduced the draft text on the situation of and assistance to Palestinian women (document E/CN.6/2011/L.2), saying that the economic and social crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory had significantly affected the situation of Palestinian women and the need to provide them with assistance was critical.