Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)  

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

CSW65 CSW Orientation Videos Beijing+25 Generation Equality Forum Time is Now


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


CSW65 Themes

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 - Canada's Implementation

Generation Equality Forum

Generation Equality Forum

"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, on 29–31 March 2021, and culminating in Paris, France, in June 2021, the Forum will secure a set of concrete, ambitious, and transformative commitments to achieve immediate and irreversible progress towards gender equality. The landmark effort will bring together governments, corporations and change to define and announce ambitious investments and policies.

The Forum responds to the fact that—despite the commitments made in Beijing in 1995 to take strategic, bold action on gender equality—progress and implementation has been slow. Not a single country today can claim to have achieved gender equality. With women’s rights at risk of rolling back further as a result of the COVID-19 crisis—due to heightened poverty and risks of gender-based violence—the Forum is a rallying point to finally achieve the human rights of all women and girls..." ~ Source

"Over twenty-five years after the historic Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the Forum will take stock of progress and drive concrete actions to accelerate progress towards gender equality..." ~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


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.

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

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