This month League member Anne Hoiberg will update us on the progress of the U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in achieving women’s equality. The CSW is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. Anne is a delegate of the local United Nations Association to CSW and is a fierce advocate for women locally and around the world.
Anne’s presentation will include a report on the history of the CSW; progress in the twelve critical areas of concern identified by the Beijing Platform for Action; a review of the 2021 “Agreed Conclusions;” and success stories of gender equality from countries worldwide.
For two weeks in March, the CSW hosted more than 25,000 members who participated in more than 700 events. This year’s CSW focused on two issues: ending gender-based violence and scaling up women’s full and effective participation at all levels of decision-making. Representatives from the 193 U.N. member nations negotiated actions to be included in the CSW’s annual “Agreed Conclusions” which was finalized in March.
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