The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) begins today in the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This annual gathering will be held until the 21 March with the purpose of addressing key issues related to women’s rights and gender equality. This year’s focus is the “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”.
Member states, UN entities and NGOs will take stock of progress and remaining challenges towards meeting the eight MDGs: eradicate extreme poverty and hunger (Goal 1), achieve universal primary education (Goal 2), promote gender equality and empower women (Goal 3), reduce child mortality (Goal 4), improve maternal health (Goal 5), combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases (Goal 6), ensure environmental sustainability (Goal 7) and develop a global partnership for development (Goal 8).
The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) will be following the CSW58, with a special interest on the discussions around the MDG n°3, “Promote gender equality and empower women“. You can follow us on Twitter and participate in the online conversation with #CSW58.
Find more information about the CSW58 here.