IWC Representatives Phyllis Marsh and Julie Steinbach at CSW63
Every year in March, the United Nations hosts meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Next year, the event will take place from March 9 to 20.
The CSW is an enormous event, attracting thousands of people. Sessions on the UN campus document the reality of women’s lives worldwide and crafts a formal statement of goals and agendas for the coming year. At the same time, there are presentations and workshops at the UN and at other venues in the area. IWC has had a small delegation at the previous two CSW sessions.
2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995), the most comprehensive global policy framework and blueprint for women’s empowerment. The main focus of CSW’s 64th Session (CSW64) is the 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.
As IWC was granted special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) this past summer, its presence at CSW64 is valuable. We hope to have a considerable delegation and are applying to host a side event.
Plan to join us for at least part of CSW64 (you don’t need to come for the whole thing)! If you are interested in being a member of the IWC delegation, please contact Rev. Carol Huston email@example.com or 914-830-5414.