Beijing+5: 23rd special session of the General Assembly

Expert Group Meetings

Expert group meetings (EGMs) are used in the preparation of the programme of work of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). EGMs are used primarily for preparing for the annual priority theme of CSW but may also be used in other contexts, such as in preparation of flagship reports or other major studies. The overall objective of an EGM is to bring together external expertise to explore state-of-the-art research and analysis, identify good practices and lessons learned and develop independent policy recommendations on a particular issue. An EGM is a working meeting and brings together individual experts from a variety of fields, including academia, government, civil society and United Nations or other regional and international bodies.