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    The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), part of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), promotes gender equality and the advancement of women. Its charge is to measure progress towards equality and highlight challenges, set standards and formulate concrete policies to promote equality and women’s empowerment, and encourage mainstreaming of the gender perspective in all UN activities worldwide.

    FAWCO is a member of the NGO Committees on the Status of Women (NGO CSWs) in NY, Geneva and Vienna. FAWCO members and UN Representatives regularly attend the annual CSW in New York. You can read blogs by members of FAWCO's delegations to CSW. 

    FAWCO signs on to Written and Oral Statements submitted to UN Women for consideration by CSW, joining our partner women's NGOs with consultative status to ECOSOC. You can read these statements on the Advocacy page. 


    Key Links
    UN CSW http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw
    NGO CSW New York www.ngocsw.org
    NGO CSW Geneva www.ngocsw-geneva.ch/
    NGO CSW Vienna https://ngocswvienna.org/

    It is Monday March 12, and there is a full house in Conference Room 4 of the UN General Assembly or GA Building, to view the Opening Cermony of CSW62 on livestream. Due to space constraints, each NGO represented at CSW is allowed to have one delegate attend the ceremony seated inside the General Assembly. Our President Sallie Chaballier is...

    By Jane McCall Politi, PhD, MSW

    The CSW 61 emerging issue/focus area was empowerment of indigenous women. I attended a parallel event "Retos y Logros para el Empoderamiento de las Mujeres, las Jovenas, y Ninas Indigenas."

    Representatives from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cameroon, The Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA), and Colombia described the issues particular to their countries and...

    By Susan Alexander, AWC Bern

    I had the privilege of attending the opening of the Commission on the Status of Women in the United Nations General Assembly Hall. The Chairman of the CSW, H.E. Mr. Antonio de Aguiar Patriota of Brazil, welcomed the members of the Commission and the NGOs in observance.

    I work for the Universal Postal Union, a...

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