CSW59/Beijing+20 (2015)

The fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Representatives of Member States , UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs)  from all regions of the world are expected to attend.  And GGCA members will be there as well!


The main focus of the session will be on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, including current challenges that affect its implementation and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The Commission will undertake a review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20 years after its adoption at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. The review (Beijing+20) will also include the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly, the first five-year assessment conducted after the adoption of the Platform for Action, which highlighted further actions and initiatives.

The session will also address opportunities for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women in the post-2015 development agenda.  Learn more >>

Side events

Many GGCA members are hosting side events and parallel events during the 2 weeks of CSW as listed below.  You are invited to join as registration allows and encourage you to participate in the many exciting ways to advance climate solutions, clean energy access, and poverty reduction that focuses on women's empowerment!

Information about side events and activities organized outside the formal programme of the session