The Commission on The Status of Women, CSW59, which took place at United Nations headquarters in New York City, officially concluded on Friday, 20 March. Attending the 2 week session were representatives of UN member states, NGOs, and advocates from around the world.
Strong Women Strong World was pleased to attend along with representatives from World Vision Australia, World Vision Kenya, World Vision Great Britain, World Vision US and World Vision International.
The focus of CSW59 was on the current status of gender equality and empowerment around the world and what is being done to address the challenges women face due to lack of gender equity. In addition, the session was focused on reviewing the progress of the Beijing Platform for Action, as this year’s event marked 20 years since the adoption of the agreement at the 4th World Conference on Women.
This year’s session was the largest in history, with nearly 11,000 people in New York City to attend panels, receptions, strategic meetings, and events. Hear from some of the attendees and what brought them to CSW59, click here.
In the coming weeks, we will publish a more in depth report on the objectives of the session, the issues that were addressed and our position on goals and actions that will advance us towards achieving a more just and equitable world for women.
Scroll down for a brief photo overview of our time at CSW59.