The sixty-fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2020. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from all regions of the world will join together with 100 delegates of Soroptimist International (SI).
SI Director of Advocacy Bev Bucur, says: “I am excited to be coordinating the activities for CSW64. SI President, Sharon Fisher will be leading a delegation of almost 100 Soroptimists from around the world at this important meeting focusing on the anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The theme of this year’s CSW64 ‘Realizing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of All Women and Girls’ focuses on the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly and current challenges in meeting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.
Soroptimist International will have many activities, including several Parallel Events and Side Events, planned in partnership with the Federations, and other partners. You can participate even if you cannot personally come to New York. Official sessions will be broadcast on UNWebTV. Be sure to visit the Soroptimist International website, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news”.
SI President Sharon Fisher says: “Having attended the United Nations CSW numerous times, I have gained a broad understanding of the role of Soroptimist International and the dedication consistently shown by our delegates each year. This particular year is particularly significant, due to it being the anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. With 100 Soroptimists joining together in New York, together with member states, civil society and other members of our global community, I look forward to working to accelerate the realisation of gender equality, and sharing the experience with Soroptimists from all over the world”.
This year the global community will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) in numerous ways. A five-year milestone will be reached towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
View and download the Soroptimist International Advocacy Pack HERE
The Soroptimist International CSW64 Written Statement HERE
Find out more about the civil society-led Gender Equality Forum HERE
Read a wonderful story from Soroptimist International Director Dawn Marie Lemonds HERE