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UN WOMEN’S COMMISSION – CSW


The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), a UN Women’s Commission, is a functional commission under the UN Economic and Social Council
(ECOSOC) which deals exclusively with equality issues. The Women’s Commission has the main responsibility for policy development on gender equality and to monitor how women’s rights are respected in the Member States.

CSW is the international summit for women’s rights. Each year, the UN member states gather at the New York headquarters to set global goals and formulate concrete measures to promote equality worldwide. A large number of seminars, exhibitions, debates and receptions are in parallel with the Commission meeting. The Swedish Women’s Lobby has consultative status in relation to ECOSOC and participates annually with the Women’s Commission. Watch a movie about what CSW is here.

The Swedish Women’s Lobby also convenes the loosely composed network, the CSW network for those who are interested in or go to CSW annually. To join the network, contact info@sverigeskvinnolobby.se.

csw-2019 – un: s:63. A women comission

On March 11-22, 2019, the sixty-third edition of CSW was performed in New York. The main theme of 2019 is “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”. Before the meeting, the Swedish Women’s Lobby has written a statement with our CSW network in which we highlight what we believe the Women’s Commission’s 63rd session must focus on in connection with this year’s main theme. We organized a Parallel event on segregation and extremism On Monday, March 11, collaboration with the Swedish National Association for International Immigrant Women (RIFFI) and the Swedish Women’s Left Association.

We also participated in several side events organized by other organizations and countries, e.g. at the official side event of Sweden and France and at the official side event of Romania on gender budgeting. Following intensive negotiations, Member States managed to agree on a number of measures to improve social protection networks and sustainable equality infrastructure. We want to see civil society thrived, we welcome writings that encourage the introduction of parental leave and require more equal budgets worldwide. Read our comments on the agreements from CSW here.

csw 2018 – un:s 62nd women’s commission

On March 12-23, 2018, the 60th edition of CSW took place in New York. The main theme was “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”. The Swedish Women’s Lobby participated in the Swedish delegation and organized seminars and other activities together with several member organizations.

Following intensive negotiations, Member States succeeded in agreeing on a number of measures to improve the situation of women and girls in rural areas. The Swedish Women’s Lobby has taken note of the conclusions and calls for stronger writing on women’s sexual and reproductive rights, which also includes freedom from prostitution, pornography and surrogacy, where women
and girls in rural areas are particularly at risk of being exploited. Read our comments on the agreements from CSW here.

Prior to the conference, we also made a written statement based on this year’s follow-up theme Women and Media together with several
other organizations.
The Swedish delegation was led by State Secretary Pernilla Baralt. During the conference she gave a speech in the UN General Assembly, which you can read here.

Conclusions from CSW 62

More information about CSW 62

csw 2017 – un:s 61 women’s comission

On March 13-24, 2017, the sixty-first edition of CSW took place. The main theme was women’s economic empowerment linked to work. Our Secretary General Clara Berglund participated in the Swedish delegation, which was led by Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér. The Swedish Women’s Lobby also organized seminars and other activities together with our member organizations.

Conclusions from CSW 61

The Swedish Women’s Lobby’s comments on the conclusions 

More information and documentation from CSW 61

The Swedish delegation final report from CSW 61

csw 2016 – un:s 60th women’s commission

The theme of the 2016 Women’s Commission was women’s rights linked to sustainable development. After two weeks of meetings and negotiations, the world’s countries managed to agree on 47 measures that will lead to the implementation of the Beijing Action Plan and will be decisive in working towards the global goals of Agenda 2030.

The Secretary General of Sweden’s Women’s Lobby was part of the government’s delegation, which was led by Minister of Gender Equality Åsa Regnér. We also organized seminars with our member organizations.

On March 16, our Secretary General Clara Berglund participated in a high-level dialogue on alliances for gender equality implementation of Agenda 2030. Read more and see the dialogue afterwards on the UN Webcast.

Conclusions from CSW 60

The Swedish Women’s Lobby comments on the conclusions for CSW 60

UN Global Goals and Agenda 2030

Agenda 2030 in Swedish

The Swedish Women’s Lobby’s tells more about the UN Women’s Commission CSW

The Swedish Women’s Lobby’s written statement before CSW 60

More about CSW 60 on the UN Women’s website 

csw 2015- un:s 59 women’s Commission

Under the heading of Beijing + 20, the 59th Commission evaluated what has happened to women’s rights around the world since the last Women’s World Conference in Beijing in 1995. On the first day of the conference, a political declaration was adopted on the continuing work.

Comments from The Swedish Women’s Lobby for the declaration

Statement from EWL about the declaration

More about CSW 59

More about our work with Beijing+20

The Swedish Women’s Lobby’s written statement before CSW 59

EWL:s written statement Before CSW 59

Press relase from UN Women: Governments Endorse New Roles for Women’s Commission

CSw 2014 un:s 58th women’s comission

The theme for the 2014 Women’s Commission was challenges and progress in the implementation of the Millennium Goals for women and girls.

Conclusions from CSW 58

The Swedish Delegation’s report from CSW

Statement by UN Womens Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, after CSW 58

Press releae: Important negotiations on women’s rights in the UN

The Swedish Women’s Lobby’s letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon before CSW 58

The Swedish Women’s Lobby’s written statement before CSW 58

Summary of Swedish position on a post 2015 development framework

Report on Open Working Group – Sustainable Development Goals

csw 2013 – un:s 57th women’s commission

At the Women’s Commission 2013, the main theme was violence against women and girls. The Swedish Women’s Lobby was in place and monitored the lengthy negotiations that were finally concluded in joint agreements.

The Swedish women’s movement demands increased state commitment to eliminate all forms of men’s violence against women

Ahead of the 57th Commission on the Status of Women The Swedish-Women’s Rights Movement demands increased governmental engagement to eliminate all forms of men’s violence against women

The Swedish delegation’s final report

Delegation members’ report

The Swedish Women’s Lobby’s written statement to CSW 57

EWL:s written statement to CSW 57

Common conclusions from CSW 57

 

csw 2012 – UN’s 56th Women’s Commission

At the UN Women’s Commission 2012 (CSW 56), the world’s countries failed to reach any common conclusions. This has only happened once before since its inception in 1946. The theme of the 2012 meeting was the rights of women in rural areas.

Statement from the Swedish Women’s Lobby’s follow-up meeting on CSW 56: The women’s movement takes initiative when women’s rights are threatened”.

The Swedish Women’s Lobby’s report from CSW 56

The Swedish delegation’s final report