Club Members Attended United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women March 2016

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Members of Zonta Foothills Club of Boulder County and other Zontians from the front range and  around the world attended the 2016 Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in early March. Each year representatives of Member States, United nations entities and non-governmental organizations gather in NY for this annual session of CSW. The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), is a global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Here is a fascinating video about the work behind the scenes at the United Nations.

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The Commission was established by ECOSOC resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946 with a mandate to prepare recommendations on promoting women’s rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields. The Commission is also responsible for monitoring, Nigerian doctorsreviewing and appraising progress achieved and problems encountered in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Actionmorning briefing of 1995 and of the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly of 2000, at all levels, and to support gender mainstreaming.

This year the Commission addressed as its priority theme ‘Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development’. In addition, it will evaluate progress in the implementation of the agreed conclusions from the fifty-seventh session (2013) on ‘The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls’.

assemblyWe were honored to take part and will be posting on facebook and Twitter as we experience this unique opportunity for women’s voices to sing in unity.


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