Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)  

What is the CSW? Watch This Video

BPW/UN matters, including deadlines, can be found on the BPW and UN website

BPWI's CSW64 History Leaders Summit/Clare Fulcher Beijing+25 Preparations CSW Orientation Videos Generation Equality Forum

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 64: March 9 - 20, 2020

Beijing+25 (2020): Realizing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of all Women and Girls 


"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

BPW International's Written Statement for CSW 64:

"The main focus of CSW 64 is the review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly. The review will include an assessment of current challenges that affect the implementation of the Platform for Action and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and its contribution towards the full realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development." Read the complete statement.

CSW64: History and Explanation (Video Produced by BPW International)

BPW International Leaders Summit/Clare Fulcher Dinner

  • BPW International Leaders' Summit: March 6 - 7, 2020 - Harmonie Club, 4 E 60th Street, New York, NY 10022
  • Clare Fulcher Dinner: March 8, 2020, 6:30 - 10:00 pm
  • Consultation Day: March 8, 2020

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Beijing+25 Preparations

  • NGO Guidance for National Parallel Reports
    • Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Of The Fourth World Conference On Women And The Beijing Declaration And Platform For Action (1995): English; French.
  • Canada Review: Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995 )in the Context of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, May 2019: English; French.
  • Beijing+25 and the Generation Equality Forum Overview: To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), the Generation Equality Forum and CSW64 will look back at the past 25 years to evaluate progress, as well as look forward to determining concrete action for gender equality. Click here to download the overview. 

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2020 Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Forum - March 12, 2020

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  • March 12, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: UN Headquarters, New York
  • 2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Women's Empowerment Principles, this annual flagship event will be a special celebration of progress to advance gender equality and women's empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.

CSW Orientation Videos

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The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (NGO CSW/NY)  created an online Orientation video series for those who are new to CSW. These videos contain helpful information, advice, and how-to instructions to prepare you for CSW. Click here to view the videos on the NGO CSW/NY YouTube Channel.

Generation Equality Forum

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The Generation Equality Forum is a global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico, with the leadership and partnership of civil society. Building on the Beijing+25 national and regional reviews and CSW64, the Forum will kick-off in Mexico in May 2020...and culminate in Paris on 7th-10th July 2020. ~ Source

The Generation Equality Forum will be an intergenerational and intersectional gathering for gender equality convened by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico, in partnership with civil society.

Discussions will focus on action and accountability for the full implementation of the Beijing Declaration and intersecting, emerging issues for gender equality. ~ Source

BPW Canada Members: CSW Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., BPW Canada International Affairs Chair

BPW International and United Nations Website

BPW International Website

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Attending the CSW


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.

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.

BPWC: 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

BPW Canada

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

BPW Canada

BPW Canada and BPW International Sisters: 2017

BPW Canada

BPW Canada and BPW International Sisters: 2009

Canada Desk

BPW Canada Members -  Canada Desk: 2009

BPW Canada

BPW Canada Tourists: 2006