Commission on the Status of Women

The UN’s intergovernmental body on promoting women’s rights and gender equality. Current main role to monitor progress on Beijing Platform for Action and Sustainable Development Goals. Key mechanism an annual conference in New York focused on new priority theme each year, aimed at achieving Agreed Conclusions negotiated by governments to inform UN and member state policy. Civil society can participate in CSW to share learning and lobby governments. UN Women acts as secretariat.

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