CSW67 Documents & Registration

CSW67 (2023)

The sixty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 6 to 17 March 2023.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to contribute to the session.

Themes

  • 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)

GWI Parallel Events Summary

GWI to host two parallel events at the Commission on the Status of Women 67th session

GWI will host two parallel events as part of the upcoming Commission on the Status of Women 67th (CSW67) session to be held 6-17 March in a hybrid landscape. A parallel event titled, Innovative Ideas in Education and Advocacy Advancing Women and Girls, and will be developed by GWI Vice President Education, Shirley Gillett, GWI Vice President, Advocacy, Shaila Rao Mistry, GWI Education Convenor, Lucia Guzman, and the GWI Education and Membership Committees. The parallel event will consider new and innovative ways of approaching both education and advocacy work for women and girls. Technology, social media, and the virtual world are leading the way in communication in the contemporary world. The question, how should we incorporate these and other innovations to help women in girls to attain better education fulfilling SDG 4 will be explored. Looking at research from the developments during COVID, for example home learning using computer programmes, we present the impact of these including on women in rural areas. Several real-life examples are shared in this workshop and audience participation is valued on the topic.

Another parallel event will be developed by GWI Treasurer and Young Member Network President, Sudha Srivastava, and the GWI Executive Director, Stacy Dry Lara, with the support from GWI young members. The parallel event is titled, The Gender Equality in Digital Education: Young Women and Financial.  As the world is moving exponentially into the digital age of education transformation, financial barriers persist to digital access for women and girls. This interactive event will explore gender disparities, due to financial factors, in accessing technological advances in education with examples from rural and urban areas. An expert panel of young women will present a comparative analysis based on strong database and research. A range of innovative solutions from various collaborations will be presented including public-private partnerships, development finance, government education budgets and international funding. There will be opportunities for audience interaction via opinion polls and a Q&A session.

A third parallel event on Women and Corruption will be co-hosted with the Women’s United Nations Report Network.

The date and time of the parallel events will be announced shortly, and registration links shared.  Please check back with us.

Bureau

The Bureau of the Commission plays a crucial role in facilitating the preparation for, and in ensuring the successful outcome of the annual sessions of the Commission. Bureau members serve for two years. In 2002, in order to improve its work and ensure continuity, the Commission decided to hold the first meeting of its subsequent session, immediately following the closure of the regular session, for the sole purpose of electing the new Chairperson and other members of the Bureau (ECOSOC decision 2002/234).

The Bureau for the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (2023) comprises the following members:

 

  • H.E. Ms. Mathu Joyini (South Africa), Chair (African States Group)
  • Ms. Pilar Eugenio (Argentina), Vice-Chair (Latin American and Caribbean States Group)
  • H.E. Ms. Antje Leendertse (Germany), Vice-Chair (Western European and Other States Group)
  • Mr. Burbergs (Latvia), Vice-Chair (Eastern European States Group)