Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women is scheduled to take place on a virtual platform (including the general discussion, ministerial round tables and interactive events), with the exception of two in-person meetings (opening and closing) with the participation of the country permanent missions at the UN Headquarters in New York. Negotiations of Agreed Conclusions, plus side events and parallel events will take place virtually.
In 2021, the UNCSW will consider the priority theme of Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. The session will also review the agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session, Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development.
Global Unions have jointly prepared and submitted a Statement to the UNCSW65 calling on UN Member States to urgently prioritise and invest in realising a gender equal new social contract; to recognise the human right to care and build a caring economy; to ensure a world of work free from violence and harassment; and to secure equality and equity in decision-making and leadership. This will accelerate progress on achieving the promises enshrined in the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action and in the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.
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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 15 to 26 March 2021.View Blog
PSI is an accredited organisation for this Commission and will register a formal delegation of 20 people as in the past years. In order to do so, we encourage the nomination of women, young and LGBTI workers from our affiliated unions. We also welcome men to be nominated as members of our delegation, in conformity with our gender mainstreaming policy. We are seeking to ensure representation throughout the entire UNCSW65 event.
For more information:
Trade union delegation blog: unioncsw/world-psi.org
See the UN CSW65 website for more information on the session.