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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.”
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In this edition we focus on the Commission on the Status of Women that will begin its 51st Session on the 26th of February. Last year the CSW agreed on new working methods and a programme of work for the next several years. In accordance with these new methods, the Commission will, in each session, focus on policy development in relation to one priority theme and will review previous agreements in relation to another.
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the July 2010 version of our Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council. For July, in which Nigeria has the Security Council Presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on country situations such as Burundi, Darfur, Kyrgyzstan, and Somalia.
The Annual Session of UN Women's Executive Board will be held 27-30 June 2011.
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is an intergovernmental body entirely dedicated to promoting gender equality and empowering women. Established in 1946, the Commission meets in New York in late February or early March each year to draft Agreed Conclusions or recommendations for strengthening gender equality, development and peace.
You are cordially invited to participate in the 65th Annual United Nations Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), which will be held at United Nations Headquarters, from Wednesday, 27 August, to Friday, 29 August, 2014. This will be the first time since 2007 that the Conference has returned to the UN Headquarters in New York.
The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) said here Friday that it will focus on women's equality and empowerment as well as development cooperation in the coming weeks.