• Thursday, October 23, 2014
  • A program of IPS Inter Press Service supported by the Dutch MDG3 Fund

    UN CSW 55 Opens Tomorrow. Focus on Education, Technology, Decent Work for Women

    The fifty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women opens tomorrow (22 February) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Government representatives and more than 1,500 women’s activists from around the world will discuss the participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of full and decent employment for women.

    Six panels will take place during the Commission (22 Feb – 2 March):

    - Key policy initiatives on gender equality, science and technology

    - Key policy initiatives on gender equality, education and training

    - Progress on eliminating discrimination and violence against girls

    - Gender equality and sustainable development

    - Elimination of preventable maternal deaths

    - Rural women as drivers of poverty and hunger eradication

    See the complete list of side events organised by Member States and UN entities

    Check the list of some 250 side events hosted by non-governmental organisations

    As usual, IPS will be covering the CSW and its priority themes with features and interviews. The IPS Gender Wire will of course look at UN Women plans and prospects but it will also report about the work of women’s organisations and particularly MDG3 fellow grantees in New York during the two-week session.

    If you are attending the meeting or organising/attending parallel sessions, please send any relevant information/press release/opinion piece to mdg3@ips.org. We’ll be happy to report about your work, either through news stories or daily news posted on this website.

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