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The 52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women was held at the United Nations headquarters in New York from 25 February to 7 March 2008.
This month's E-News covers a broad range of issues that are all linked by the crucial issue of participation. The focus of the edition is the 52nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women that drew to a close in early March. The priority theme of the session was financing for gender equality and women's empowerment.
This month's edition of the 1325 PeaceWomen E-News focuses on the 52nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that is currently taking place here in New York. The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom is once again monitoring this process.
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.
The Annual Session of UN Women's Executive Board will be held 27-30 June 2011.
Annual Executive Board Meeting and Strategic Plan
UN Women is governed by an Executive Board that oversees the organization's operational activities based on policy directions set by the UN General Assembly, ECOSOC and the Commission on the Status of Women. The Board engages with the executive boards of other UN development agencies to coordinate work on gender across the UN system.
In accordance with its multi-year programme of work (ECOSOC resolution 2009/15), the Commission's two-week session will include the following activities. Please see below.