Serving at my host organization CARE USA is a wonderful learning opportunity. Attending CSW is one of the opportunities which have made me think that it’s a great opportunity to be at CARE to learn new skills. Let me tell you briefly about CSW:
The Commission on the Status of Women has been responsible for organizing and following up the world conferences on women in Mexico (1975), Copenhagen (1980), Nairobi (1985) and Beijing (1995). Over the past decade, the Commission has systematically reviewed progress in the implementation of the twelve critical areas of concern identified in the Beijing Platform for Action at its annual sessions, and has adopted action-oriented recommendations, in the form of agreed conclusions, to facilitate increased implementation at all levels.
The Commission acted as the Ad-hoc Preparatory Committee for the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (Beijing+5). The outcome identified persistent gaps and challenges and provided new recommendations for action to ensure full implementation of the commitments made in Beijing in 1995.
The ten-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action was carried out by the Commission at its forty-ninth session in March 2005. The Commission adopted a Declaration on the occasion of the ten-year review. Member States reaffirmed the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly and pledged to ensure their full and accelerated implementation.
The fifteen-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action took place during the fifty-fourth session of the CSW.
I will update you in my March blog about the CSW and UN Women in details.

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