58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The YWCA World Service Council will host a reception for the World YWCA delegation to the UN’s 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, March 10 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
, 425 Lexington Avenue
, New York City.

The informational program part of the welcoming reception will begin at about 6:15 p.m. when we will hear exciting news of YWCA activities and challenges in key countries and also learn of the UN schedule for the two weeks of the CSW conference with many sessions open to visitors.

In attendance will be World YWCA General Secretary Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda and YWCA USA CEO Dara Richardson Heron.

Reservations are required. Those interested in attending may RSVP by e-mailing  secretary@ywcaworldservicecouncil.org  by March 7th, 2014, so that your name will be listed at the security desk.


58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women kicks off March 10

The fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 to 21 March 2014.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world attend the session.

Priority theme: Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls

Review theme: Access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work (agreed conclusions from the fifty-fifth session)

Emerging issue: Women’s access to productive resources
Organization of the session

Organization of work
– See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw58-2014#sthash.4glalQzk.dpuf

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