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  • 14 March 2016

    The 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will deliberate from 14th to 24th of March in New York and will conclude with the adoption of the agreed conclusions devoted to women's economic empowerment and its links to the sustainable development.

    During his visit to New York, the Government Plenipotentiary for Civil Society and Equal Treatment, minister Wojciech Kaczmarczyk, apart from participating in the meeting of the Commission will meet his counterparts from other countries as well as the representatives of the Polish community.

    In the framework of the meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women, minister Kaczmarczyk will participate in the ministerial panel on enhancing national  institutional arrangements for gender equality and women's empowerment and  in the general debate, focusing on the issue of women's rights in the context of the new Agenda 2030. He will also take part in the ministerial interactive dialogue with the civil society. In addition, minister Kaczmarczyk will meet the representatives of the Polish community. His visit to the United States will conclude in Washington D.C.

     

    Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and focuses on issues related to gender equality and promoting women's rights.

     

    The Commission currently comprises of 45 countries elected for four years term by ECOSOC on the basis of  an equitable geographical distribution: Africa - 13 members, Asia - 11 members, Latin America - 9 members, Eastern Europe - 4 members, Western Europe and other countries - 8 members. Poland, as not being currently a member of the Commission, has observer status.

     

    For more information on the Commission on the Status of Women: http://www2.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw60-2016

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