Highlights from the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations

A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to find out that I was selected as a delegate to the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), to represent the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA). This week, thousands of representatives from government, international organizations, civil society, and the private sector from all over the world are preparing to make their way to New York City to take part in this year’s meeting of the United Nations’ CSW. Established by the UN in June 1946, the CSW is the principal global inter-governmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

The 62nd CSW priority theme on “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender quality and the empowerment of rural women and girls,” will focus a renewed attention on the urgency of eradicating poverty and improving the livelihoods, well-being, and resilience of rural women and girls.


The Commission will consider several reports prepared by UN Women. These reports are on the priority theme. To access the CSW62 Official Documents visit the website here.

The CSW62 Official Documents also include statements submitted by NGOs. Check out the United Nations Association of the United States of America here.


Agreed conclusions on the priority theme are the Commission’s principal outcome on the priority theme. Negotiated by all Member States, the conclusions are short and succinct and identify challenges in the implementation of previous commitments. The conclusions also make action-oriented recommendations for all States, relevant intergovernmental bodies, mechanisms and entities of the United Nations system, and other relevant stakeholders. To read this year’s agreed conclusions on the priority theme click here.

Check out my recent vlog that highlights my experience at #CSW62: https://youtu.be/hWIoiKXyMTE 

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