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17 Mar 2016 description

WOM/2072

Commission on the Status of Women, Sixtieth Session,
7th & 8th Meetings (AM & PM)
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

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.

20 Mar 2015 description

WOM/2035

Commission on the Status of Women, Fifty-ninth Session,
19th Meeting (AM)
Economic and Social Council

The Commission on the Status of Women had a revitalized role to play in ensuring the 2030 “expiry date” for gender inequality across the world, as laid out in the Political Declaration adopted last week, said the United Nations top gender official at the closing of its fifty-ninth session today.

13 Mar 2015 description

WOM/2029

Commission on the Status of Women, Fifty-ninth Session,
9th & 10th Meetings (AM & PM)
Economic and Social Council
Meetings Coverage

Gender equality and women’s empowerment must be at the heart of efforts to address the world’s most critical emerging challenges, including climate change, delegates told the Commission on the Status of Women today.

Continuing the session’s general debate, delegates also stressed that “stepped up” political will, both at the national and global levels, would be needed to tackle such pressing issues.

13 Mar 2015 description

WOM/2028
Commission on the Status of Women, Fifty-ninth Session,
7th & 8th Meetings (AM & PM)
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The plight of women in situations of armed conflict should remain at the forefront of the international community’s agenda, the Commission on the Status of Women heard today as it continued its general debate.

12 Mar 2015 description

WOM/2027

Commission on the Status of Women, Fifty-ninth Session,
5th & 6th Meetings (AM & PM)
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Top United Nations Official: No Country Has Totally Eradicated Those ‘Abhorrent’ Crimes

Violence against women and girls remained pervasive and widespread throughout the world, with no one country able to say that it had eradicated those “abhorrent” crimes, ministerial-level speakers said as the Commission on the Status of Women continued its general debate today.

12 Mar 2015 description

Cinquante-neuvième session 5e et 6e séances – matin et après-midi

Conseil économique et social

Couverture des réunions

La Rapporteuse spéciale sur la violence contre les femmes a plaidé aujourd’hui devant la Commission de la condition de la femme pour un instrument juridiquement contraignant propre à mettre fin à « un phénomène omniprésent et généralisé ». La Commission, qui poursuivait son débat général, a aussi tenu une table ronde sur les mécanismes nationaux en faveur de l’égalité entre les sexes.

21 Mar 2014 description

WOM/1986

Commission on the Status of Women
Fifty-eighth Session
15th Meeting* (AM)

Civil Society Representatives Round out Session’s Debate

Too many women and girls were forced to drop out of school, to toil in precarious jobs or to give up control over their own bodies, especially when harmful practices were carried out in unsafe and unhygienic conditions, sometimes in the name of culture, representatives of non-governmental groups told the Commission on the Status of Women today.

12 Mar 2013 description

Assemblée générale FEM/1949 Commission de la condition de la femme Cinquante-septième session 9e & 10e séances – matin & après-midi

Deux expertes de l’ONU partagent leur expérience dans la lutte contre la traite des femmes et des filles et contre la discrimination à l’égard des femmes dans le droit et la pratique

08 Mar 2013 description

WOM/1946

Commission on the Status of Women
Fifty-seventh Session
7th & 8th Meetings (AM & PM)

Expert Panel: Post-2015 Development Agenda Must Challenge ‘Narrow’

Millennium Goals, Place Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment at Its Core

07 Mar 2013 description

WOM/1944

Commission on the Status of Women
Fifty-seventh Session
5th & 6th Meetings (AM & PM)

Panel Discussion Hears Calls to ‘Break Culture of Silence’, Help Women, Girls Overcome Fear, Stigma Surrounding Sexual Violence

06 Mar 2013 description

WOM/1942

Commission on the Status of Women
Fifty-seventh Session
3rd & 4th Meetings (AM & PM)

Status Quo Deemed Intolerable by Regional Groups, Expert Panellists

10 Mar 2012 description

WOM/1904

Commission on the Status of Women
Fifty-sixth Session
17th & 18th Meetings (AM & PM)

Draft Resolution Reaffirming Israeli Occupation Major Obstacle For Palestinian Women’s Advancement, Self-Reliance Requires Recorded Vote

08 Mar 2012 description

WOM/1902

Commission on the Status of Women
Fifty-sixth Session
16th Meeting* (AM)

Meeting this morning on the penultimate day of its fifty-sixth annual session, the Commission on the Status of Women heard introductions of a number of draft texts — tackling topics ranging from the particular needs of indigenous women to the release of women and children hostages — on which the body was expected to take action tomorrow.

06 Mar 2012 description

WOM/1897

Commission on the Status of Women
Fifty-sixth Session
12th & 13th Meetings (AM & PM)

Speakers Stress Links between Gender Equality, Empowerment and Wide Array Of Issues, Including Agricultural Finance, Migration, Urbanization, Global Trade

Calls to incorporate gender equality into a wide array of challenging global issues — from sustainable development to migration to urbanization — were at the forefront of discussions today, as the Commission on the Status of Women concluded the general debate segment of its sixty-fifth annual session.

01 Mar 2012 description

WOM/1893

Commission on the Status of Women
Fifty-sixth Session
6th & 7th Meetings (AM & PM)

Speakers Call for ‘Crystal Clear’ Priorities in Efforts to Improve Health, Protect Rights of Rural Women, as Commission Continues General Discussion

27 Feb 2012 description

WOM/1889

Background Release

The fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will open on 27 February at United Nations Headquarters, focused on the theme of empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, sustainable development and current challenges. The Commission will agree on urgent actions needed to make a real difference in the lives of millions of rural women. These recommendations will also provide input into other policy forums, such as the Rio+20 Conference in June.

12 Dec 2011 description

Note by the Secretary-General

General Assembly
Nineteenth session
27 February-23 March 2012
Agenda item 2
Annual report of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for
Human Rights and the Secretary-General

04 Mar 2011 description

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)

As Ongoing Negotiations on Agreed Conclusions Force Suspension

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

The Commission on the Status of Women today adopted two resolutions on mainstreaming gender equality in climate change policies and strategies, and women and the girl child and HIV/AIDS, and approved one text, by roll-call vote, on Palestinian …