CSW60 – 2016

The sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016.

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

See CSW60 Brochure
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Priority theme: 
Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development

Review theme:
The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls (agreed conclusions from the fifty-seventh session)


Multi-Stakeholders Forum
On 21 January 2016, UN Women will convene a forum to engage a range of stakeholders in the preparations for CSW60 at UN Headquarters in New York.

Expert Group Meeting
In preparation for the sixtieth session, UN Women convened an expert group meeting (EGM) on “Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development” from 2 to 4 November 2015 in New York.


Official Documents

Side events

The programme of side events, or activities organized outside the formal programme of the session of the Commission, provides an excellent opportunity for Member States, UN entities and NGOs to discuss themes of the Commission and other critical gender equality issues.

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