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.

UN Geneva is conducting an online survey open to all delegates who have attended a conference or a meeting at the Palais de Nations, whether in-person or remotely. The survey is available in the six official languages of the United Nations and takes approximately 5 minutes to complete

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.

L'ONU Genève mène une enquête de satisfaction en ligne concernant ces services et invite tous les représentants qui ont participé à une conférence ou à une réunion au Palais des Nations, que ce soit en personne ou à distance, à participer. L'enquête est disponible dans les six langues officielles de l’ONU. Il faut environ 5 minutes pour y répondre.


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.

CSW registration closed on 24 February 2021.

For more information on the session, please visit

For more information on NGO participation, please visit

If you have additional questions, please contact

We encourage you to follow CSW on Twitter and Facebook for updates:  and

Join the Twitter conversation using #CSW65 to share information about your own virtual CSW events and activities!

CSW65 registration in Indico does not provide access to specific meetings. CSW stakeholders, including ECOSOC accredited NGOs, may observe the official meetings via live webcast at  which does not require CSW65 registration.

CSW65 registration in Indico is also not required to participate in most side events and parallel events, please see relevant information and links below:

There will be over 100 virtual interactive side events hosted by Member States, Intergovernmental Organizations and UN Entities, often in collaboration with civil society; you may find the calendar of side events here:     

Please be advised that it is at the discretion of the individual side event organizers to provide access to their specific meeting and will also depend on the technical limitations of the virtual platform that the respective side organizers will use for their specific event. The access/registration links for individual side events as indicated by the side event organizers may be found under their events.

The link to the NGO CSW virtual interactive platform and NGO CSW65 Forum with more than 700 NGO parallel events is available at:  . These events are coordinated by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (NGO CSW), a group of New York based ECOSOC accredited NGOs. We encourage you to join the discussions and rich programme of events on this interactive virtual platform!

Please note, UN Women does not coordinate NGO parallel events, and CSW65 registration in Indico is not required to sign-up for the NGO CSW virtual platform as it is not tied to the official CSW. For questions concerning the NGO CSW virtual platform and NGO parallel events please contact NGO CSW at

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