The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. We participate in the CSW every year by submitting a statement to address the Commission and by sending a delegation of our members to engage with the international community on issues of gender equality.
CFUW retains special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the Commission’s parent body, and is represented on the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
The themes for the Commission on the Status of Women in 2024 (UNCSW68) are:
- Priority theme: Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective.
- Review theme: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls (agreed conclusions of the sixty-third session)
Education is key to lifting women and girls out of poverty and paving the way to gender equality!
Click here to read CFUW’s written statement.
The themes for the Commission on the Status of Women in 2023 (UNCSW67) were:
- Priority theme: Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls
- Review theme: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls (agreed conclusions of the sixty-second session)
Click here to read CFUW’s written statement for UNCSW67.
CSW67 Delegate Report 2023- Volume 1
CSW67 Delegate Report 2023- Volume 2
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Unite to Act
In 2023 CFUW joined the UN SDG “Unite to Act Campaign” with the commitment to act as an organization on Goal 4, Target 4.4: “By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs, and entrepreneurship.