The sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women
From 14 to 24 March 2016, the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Representatives of Member States, United Nations entities, and Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) accredited non-governmental organizations from all regions of the world attended the session.
The Commission addressed ‘Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development’ as its priority theme and evaluated progress in the implementation of the agreed conclusions from the fifty-seventh session (2013) on ‘The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls’. The Commission discussed its multi-year programme of work. The nine-day event included a ministerial segment with round tables and other high level interactive dialogues, a general discussion, as well as interactive dialogues and panel discussions.
One of the side events organised by the Food and Agricultural Organization, World Health Organization and UNICEF, was titled “Investing in women’s nutrition for healthy, smart and more sustainable choices.” Learn more about this event.
View the agreed conclusions from the fifty-seventh session: English
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), is a global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. The Commission was established by ECOSOC resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946 with a mandate to prepare recommendations on promoting women’s rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields. The Commission is also responsible for monitoring, reviewing and appraising progress achieved and problems encountered in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1995 and of the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly of 2000, at all levels, and to support gender mainstreaming.
Learn more about the Commission on the Status of Women