The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the main global intergovernmental body dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The CSW convenes in New York for two weeks each year and is the largest annual gathering of representatives from UN Member States, civil society organizations, and UN entities to develop the global agenda concerning progress for women and girls and push for gender equality and collaborate around written Agreed Conclusions to an annually chosen theme.
This year, CSW is the 68th session and will take place from March 11 to 22, 2024, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York under the priority theme Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective.
Outright International will be collaborating with other organizations to have meaningful parallel events on the priority theme and the upcoming Summit of the Future. We also plan for meetings with some UN agencies, UN member state delegations, and other relevant stakeholders throughout the CSW period.
More events to be announced soon.
Outright International, through its UN Program, engages at the UN level annually and participates at CSW through the Women's Rights Caucus and the LBTI Caucus utilizing our ECOSOC status by bringing human rights defenders and activists with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and sex characteristics from all around the world to push for more inclusion of our issues.
Explore our last year's CSW guides below: