March 2012

CSW56 Compilation Document March 2

March 8, 2012

This the latest compilation text being negotiated by governments at CSW 56. By 4:00 pm 7 March, delegates were discussing section S in the “first reading”. To download it click here

5th Women’s World Conference in 2015?!

March 9, 2012

A proposal to held a 5th Women’s World Conference in 2015 will be put forward to the General Assembly of the UN on behalf of Secretary Seneral mr. Ban Ki-moon and on behalf of President of the General Assembly, mr Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser. Early this morning at the last NGO Briefing Ms.

Commission on the Status of Women 56th session

March 9, 2012
  1. Draft decision: Ending female genital mutilation:  E/CN.6/2012/L.1 The Commission was informed that the draft decision contained no programme budget implications.


March 9, 2012

The Commission on the Status of Women today sent a strong message to ensure that gender equality was woven tightly into a blanket of initiatives spanning armed conflict to natural disaster assistance, as it approved seven draft texts, one by recorded vote, to be sent to the Economic and Social Council for adoption.