The sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016.

Following the agreement of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, CSW60 focused on:

Priority theme: Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development

Review theme: The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls (agreed conclusions from the fifty-seventh session)

CSW60 Agreed Conclusions – Reaffirming the Role of Women in Sustainable Development

Just before midnight, on the 24 March, governments, civil society and other organisations celebrated the adoption of CSW60’s agreed conclusions. These celebrations came after nearly 80 hours of negotiations, and the conclusions will help develop how gender equality will be included in development efforts moving forward. “Countries gave gender inequality

CSW60 Statement Release

Following the agreement of the Sustainable Development Goals, the next Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) will focus on the theme ‘women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development’. Soroptimist International, Zonta International, the International Federation of Business and Professional Women, and Graduate Women International, have released a statement

CSW60 The BIG Issues

On Monday, 14 March, the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) turned the focus of the United Nations towards women and gender related issues worldwide. This year stood as a landmark year for CSW, as it was the first global meeting of governments, NGOs, civil society and experts

Pat Black reports from CSW60 #SIadvocates

"Tuesday 15 March was the first of the NGO CSW NY Committee important briefings run jointly with UN Women. This was a special session as the facilitator for the Agreed Conclusions for CSW60, Mr Andreas Glossner, came to the meeting to share progress on discussions of the text with Non

CSW Pat Black reports 14 March

Monday 14 March "Well that beautiful weather didn’t last long! Woke up to grey skies and rain which hasn’t stopped all day.  I, like many others, have been moving from building to building today so have been drenched several times. And then there is the problem of all those umbrellas!

CSW60 Pat Black Reports 13 March

by Pat Black Soroptimist International Director of Advocacy "Sunday saw us at the NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day in the historic 92Y theatre, listening to the Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and the current Chair of CSW, H.E. Ambassador Antonio de Agular Patriota. Exciting also to see SI


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