United Nations Commission on the Status of Women


63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 63), March 2019

The 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) is taking place in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019. The priority theme for 2019 is ‘social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls’. The review theme is ‘women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development’.

A news story was published on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet official page on the 13th of March,

Minister O’Dwyer hosted a welcome reception event for Australian civil society held at the Australian Consulate-General in New York prior to the official commencement of CSW63.

Further information on Side Events being held at CSW63 can be found on the official UN Women CSW webpage.

Australian NGO guide to the Commission on the Status of Women

The Office for Women funded the development of a guide for non–government organisations (NGOs) participating in annual sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women.

The guide is designed as a practical toolkit offering a comprehensive overview of CSW as well as providing practical advice on the role of NGOs at CSW, requirements for participation and other logistical considerations.

This guide was developed by Justice Equality Rights Access International (JERA) and is available from the JERA website. The Office for Women thanks all those organisations that contributed to the development of the guide.

Past sessions of CSW

More information on some of the most recent CSW sessions can be found below:

Agreed Conclusions from all previous sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women can be found on the UN Women website.

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The Office for Women maintains a mailing list for information on international delegations and similar matters. If you would like to be included on this list please email WomensBranchInternational@pmc.gov.au.

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