CSW's 58th Session and the UU-UNO's Parallel Events

By UUA International Resources

Background of CSW The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It was established on 21 June 1946. It is the principal global intergovernmental policy-making body that dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. Every year, representatives of member states gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate policies to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide. Over the two-week events, participants work to produce final agreed conclusions approved by all CSW Member States. For the first half of the CSW, participants make statements and deliberate on the priority and related themes, with regards to draft agreed conclusions that serve as a starting point. Formal negotiations on the draft begin in the second half of the CSW, resulting in several draft versions of agreed conclusions before a final one is voted upon by CSW Member States. Learn more about CSW

This year, the UU-UNO is excited to present two panel discussions on the topics of women and climate change for CSW58 parallel events:
  • Climate Change Hindering the Achievement of Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls: 

    Implications for Maternal Mortality and Disease

Thursday, 13 March, 2014 10:30am-12:00pm United Nations Church Center (777 United Nations) 10th floor A panel of experts from the field of climate change, global heath, and maternal health will discuss how climate change has hindered achievements of two important Millennium Development Goals: (1) Reducing Maternal Mortality (2) Curbing the Spread of Disease. We invite you to come learn more about these important issues. More details on Facebook Event Page Download the March.13th flyer here!
  • Women’s role in Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Recovery

Friday, 14 March 2014 10:30am-12:00pm United Nations Church Center, Drew Room (ground floor) The panel will discuss women's vulnerability to natural disasters and the gender inequality they face. More importantly, the panelists will address women's role in reconstruction after natural disasters and their strong adaptation strategies. This panel discussion aims to raise the awareness of the importance in incorporating gender perspectives in the response to climate change and involving women as agents of change. More details on Facebook Page   Download the March.14th flyer here!

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