Participation of UCLG in the UN Commission on the Status of Women

The United Nations will celebrate the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) from 4 to 15 March 2013 in New York.

CSW is the principal UN global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. This year’s priority theme will be: “The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls”; the review theme will be: “The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including care-giving in the context of HIV/AIDS”.

The UCLG Standing Committee on Gender Equality has made a request to deliver an oral statement advocating for the importance of safer cities for all and the need of adequate resources. Information on the state of this request will be provided as soon as available.

As the meetings approach, further information will be published with content briefings concerning topics of specific relevance for local authorities.  

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