Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)  

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 BPW International Leaders Summit 2021

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Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 65: March 15 - 26, 2021

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The NGO CSW65 Forum will be virtual in 2021.

CSW65 will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 15 to 26 March 2021.

How to Participate at the CSW65 - BPW International

  • For the latest news regarding BPW International/CSW65 click here.
  • Register to attend the Virtual NGO CSW Forums, click here ($25 USD).

CSW65 Themes

  • Priority theme: 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;
  • Review theme: Women's empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session).

Organization of the CSW Session

Click here for the Proposed Organization of Work (the official meetings) as of December 2020.

BPW International's Written Statement for CSW65

"Women’s empowerment and full participation and decision-making in public life as well as gender equality can only be achieved through education. Girls’ education is a critical pathway to achieving gender equality. Barriers to girls’ education are also barriers to gender equality.

Education transforms lives. Equitable education’s unique power has been recognized as a catalyst for wider development goals. Education is a development multiplier but the world still has 132 million girls out of school." Read the complete statement.

CSW Orientation Videos

The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (NGO CSW/NY)  each year develop online Orientation video series for those who are new to CSW. This year, being virtual, the videos are useful for new and seasoned attendees. These videos contain helpful information, advice, and how-to instructions to prepare you for CSW. Click here to view the current year's videos on the NGO CSW/NY YouTube Channel.

CSW: History and Explanation (Video Produced by BPW International)


Beijing+25 Updates

"In 2020, the global community will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). A five-year milestone will be reached towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 2020 is therefore a pivotal year for the accelerated realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, everywhere." ~ Source

Generation Equality Forum

Generation Equality Forum

April 3, 2020: Announcement: Generation Equality Forum Postponed

"As the situation surrounding COVID-19 evolves, the number of people around the world affected by this disease continues to increase. This global public health crisis has direct implications for the Generation Equality Forum and for gender equality and women’s human rights...In light of this crisis, the Generation Equality Forum will be postponed until the first half of 2021. The new dates will be announced in the coming months. Read the complete announcement.

"The Generation Equality Forum is a civil society–centred, global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France. Kicking off in Mexico City, Mexico, and culminating in Paris, France, in the first half of 2021, the Forum will launch a set of concrete, ambitious, and transformative actions to achieve immediate and irreversible progress towards gender equality.

The year 2020 marks a milestone moment for accelerating implementation of global commitments to gender equality. It is the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of its landmark outcome, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary agenda that set out how to remove the systemic barriers that hold women back from equal participation in all areas of life, whether in public or private...." ~ Source

Updated Generation Equality Forum Slide Deck - December 2020

The slide deck provides an overview of the structure of the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) and how global civil society can become involved in the GEF process.

Photo Essay - Generation Equality: The Time is Now!

"The 64th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women took stock, assessed gaps, and charted a path forward for fulfilling the promise of gender equality enshrined in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 25 years after its adoption.

This photo essay presents key milestones in the women’s rights movement, the progress and pushback, and voices and aspirations of women leaders from every corner of the world...

The movement goes global

Since the founding of the United Nations, a timeline of the landmark international agreements and conferences that pushed for women’s rights and gender equality." ~ Source

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BPW International and United Nations Website

BPW International Website


Gender Equality and the CSW

Global History of Women's Rights

Attending the CSW

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How can I become a Delegate to attend CSW at the UN in New York?

What if I cannot get a Delegate Ground Pass, can I still attend?

What if I cannot go to New York, how can I participate?

Besides attending the Speakers/Panels/Meetings and Parallel and Side Events, what is the purpose of CSW meetings?

Click here for answers to these CSW questions and more.

Attending the CSW65 in 2021 - refer to the section on the left.

CSW Snapshot

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BPW International & UN

BPW International and United Nations

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The Most Important Network

Under the emblem of the United Nations, BPW Representatives work
for different committees and organizations.

BPW Canada: Leaders' Summit & CSW

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BPWI Leaders' Summit 2019:
BPW Canada members with Susan O'Malley, Chair NGO CSW

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BPW Canada members with Regional Co-Ordinator Dawne Williams:  
Clare Fulcher Dinner, celebrating BPW USA 100th Anniversary, 2019

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BPW Canada Members and BPW International President 
(Far Left) Dr. Amany Asfour: 2018

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BPW Canada and BPW International Sisters: 2017

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BPW Canada and BPW International Sisters: 2009

Canada Desk

BPW Canada Members -  Canada Desk: 2009

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BPW Canada Tourists: 2006