9 Mar 2020 New York, NY 10017, USA 9 Mar - 20 Mar

64th UN Commission on the Status of Women

  • 9 Mar - 20 Mar
  • New York, NY 10017, USA

The UNCSW provides a unique opportunity for coalition-building with other trade unions and progressive organizations, and for influencing global policies on gender equality.

In 2020, the main focus of the UNCSW will be on the review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly.

The review will include an assessment of current challenges that affect the implementation of the Platform for Action and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and its contribution towards the full realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This is an important opportunity for the trade union movement to make our demands visible, to influence this global body and to strengthen and consolidate our alliances with major civil society organizations (CSO’s). We need to coordinate actions at the national, regional and global levels, and ensure our key priorities are included in the outcome document of UNCSW64 (commonly referred to as the ‘Agreed Conclusions’).

PSI, the ITUC and other Global Unions have jointly prepared and submitted a Statement to the UNCSW64 calling for bold commitments in advancing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the human rights of women throughout the lifecycle.

Follow the trade union delegation at #CSW64

The Voice of Women workers at the UN: union women from around the world are preparing to attend the 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW64), taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9-20 March 2020.

View Blog

PSI is an accredited organisation for this Commission. The United Nations limits the number of delegates to 20 people per organisation. PSI encourages the participation of women, young and LGBTI workers from our affiliated unions. We also welcome men as members of our delegation, in conformity with our gender mainstreaming policy. PSI will register representatives in order to ensure adequate regional representation.

Follow the trade union delegation's activities on our Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube.

For more information:

Also see