UN Commission on the Status of Women
A global policy-making body, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), dedicated exclusively to the promotion of gender equality and the advancement of women. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide.
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Beijing turned 15 in 2010 and its anniversary celebration took place at the UN in New York. No, not Beijing the city, which is considerably older than fifteen, but the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women, which is generally known as “the Beijing Conference”, or in activist circles, simply “Beijing”. In the first two weeks of March, the anniversary was commemorated in policy and networking among women activists and allies during the proceedings of the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). In its daily presence at the two week CSW, ARC International played a key role in the coordination and facilitation of various sexual rights activities.
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