United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
Commission des Nations Unies de la condition de la femme
Comisión de la Condición Jurídica y Social de la Mujer
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Established as a functional commission of E-XE3377 - ECOSOC, by Council resolution 11 (II), within the framework of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN). Mandate expanded in 1987, by Council resolution 1987/22. In accordance with General Assembly resolution 50/203, together with General Assembly and ECOSOC and in accordance with their respective mandates and with Assembly resolution 48/162 and other relevant resolutions, constitutes a 3-tiered intergovernmental mechanism playing the primary role in overall policy-making and follow-up and in coordinating implementation and monitoring of the Platform for Action adopted at 4th World Conference of Women, 1995, Beijing (China). Terms of reference modified, 1996, in accordance with the Economic and Social Council resolution 1996/6. Since 2011, functions within F-XJ2621 - UN Women.
Prepare recommendations and reports to ECOSOC on promoting women's rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields; make recommendations to ECOSOC on issues requiring immediate attention in the field of gender equality, women's empowerment and women's human rights; follow up progress on implementation of the outcomes of the World Conferences on women, including through regularly reviewing the critical areas of concern in the Beijing Platform for Action and develop its catalytic role in mainstreaming a gender perspective in United Nations activities.
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Commission, meeting in annual session, always at UN Headquarters, comprises 45 members elected by ECOSOC for a 4-year term on the basis of: 13 from Africa; 11 from Asia; 4 from Eastern Europe; 9 from Latin America and the Caribbean; 8 from Western Europe and from other states. Bureau, comprising Chairperson and 4 Vice-Chairpersons. Secretariat provided by UN Division for the Advancement of Women, New York NY.
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