Please note that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, many meetings and conferences have been postponed or are taking place virtually. Some locations have resumed limited in-person meetings which comply with local public health instructions for social distancing. Participants will receive detailed information about attending the meeting from the organizer.

Veuillez prendre note qu'en réponse à la situation de la pandémie COVID-19, de nombreuses réunions et conférences ont été reportées ou se déroulent virtuellement. Dans certains sites, la présence en personne aux réunions a été limitée, conformément aux instructions de la santé publique locale pour la distanciation sociale. Les participants recevront, de la part de l'organisateur, des informations détaillées sur la procédure à suivre pour participer à la réunion.

The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) is scheduled to be held from 15-26 March 2021 and will consider the priority theme of “Women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”. The session will also review the agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session, “Women's empowerment and the link to sustainable development”.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) is scheduled to take place virtually/online (including the general discussion, ministerial round tables and interactive events), with the exception of two in-person meetings (opening and closing) planned to take place with the participation of New York-based delegates. Negotiations of agreed conclusions would likewise take place virtually. This format takes into account the constraints and opportunities as they might present themselves in the changing and evolving environment of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related safety and health guidelines implemented at the United Nations Headquarters. There is no expectation of travel to UNHQ in New York. All side events and parallel events will likewise take place fully virtually.

Registration deadline: 22 February 2021

CSW65 registration for representatives of NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is open via the United Nations Indico platform until 22 February 2021. We are not able to accept registrations by e-mail.

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Starts Mar 15, 2021 09:00
Ends Mar 26, 2021 13:00
Registration for this event is now open
Deadline: Feb 22, 2021