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The Commonwealth has announced its theme for Commonwealth Day 2011, which will highlight 'Women as Agents of Change'.
The Commonwealth will celebrate women whose work has made a positive difference to the lives of others, and will emphasise the Commonwealth message that by investing in women and girls we can accelerate social, economic and political progress in our member states.
A priority mentioned in Australian speeches and statements to the United Nations this year – Women, Peace and Security (WPS) – is likely to feature as the key “theme” of Australia's presidency of the Security Council.
But what is the WPS agenda? What progress has been made so far, and – given our support has been stronger in rhetoric than practice – what can Australia do better?
United Nations E/CN.6/2013/7
Economic and Social Council
13 December 2012
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The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013.Themes
Priority Theme: Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.
The General Debate of the 61st session of the General Assembly was held on 19-27 September 2006 under the theme of "Implementing a global partnership for development.” The 61st debate marked the second time that the general debate was held with a theme proposed to Member States by the incoming President, as envisaged by Assembly resolution 58/126.
The fifty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place from 26 February to 9 March 2007. In accordance with its multi-year programme of work for 2007-2009, the Commission considered “The elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child” as its priority theme. This year’s review theme was “the role of men and boys in achieving gender equality.”