Female Leaders and the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW64)

From 9 to 20 March 2020 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, thee 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) takes place. As in previous years, WPL creates critical spaces for women to build relationships, share ideas, and build influence.

In 2020 it becomes even more important to create such opportunities. In 2020, 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). The Declaration is the visionary agenda — endorsed by 189 governments — for the human rights of women and girls everywhere. Furthermore, in 2020, a five-year milestone will also be reached towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The UN Commission on the Status of Women is “the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women”. Its goal is to promote women’s rights by documenting women’s reality around the world. Women parliamentarians are thus the best placed to document such reality, and WPL – the global network of female politicians – relies on their contributions to demonstrate the impact on society achieved by women in political leadership.

Detailed information regarding the sessions organised by WPL on the occasion of the UN CSW64 to follow.