JUEMUN 2017: Conference Theme

Women’s Empowerment and the Links to Sustainable Developmentcsw-quote

Meeting the Needs of the words Women and Girls

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Negotiated by all Member States, the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an action plan for people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. It will foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies and require the participation of all countries, stakeholders and people. The agenda seeks to end poverty by 2030 and promote shared economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection for all countries. The new agenda has 17 goals, including a stand-alone goal on “gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”, SDG 5 as well as mainstream a gender perspective within all goals.

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) established in 1946 is the main global intergovernmental body dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. It is. CSW and its secretariat UN-Women are the most significant international actors working  together with Member States and civil society to create a discrimination-free world where women and girls are able to fully participate in the economic, political, and social spheres of their societies.

Forty-five Member States of the United Nations serve as members of the Commission at any one time. The Commission consists of one representative from each of the 45 Member States elected by the Economic and Social Council on the basis of equitable geographical distribution:

  • 13 members from Africa
  • 11 from Asia
  • nine from Latin America and Caribbean
  • eight from Western Europe and other States
  • four from Eastern Europe

Members are elected for a period of four years. See more.