The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional Commission of the Economic and Social Council (Resolution 11 (II)). It is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. At each annual session, the CSW focuses on a specific priority theme to accelerate the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. The Commission also contributes to the follow-up to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development so as to accelerate the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
In accordance with its multi-year programme of work (2017-2019), the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in 2017 will consider ‘Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work’ as its priority theme. A report by the Secretary-General will support the Commission’s deliberations. Read more