Law Society participates in 64th UN Commission on Status of Women

In 2020, the global community will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995).

This marks a five-year milestone towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

2020 is a pivotal year for the accelerated realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, everywhere.

Capitalising on our ECOSOC status, we were invited to participate for the second consecutive year at the forthcoming 64th UN Commission on the Status of Women conference, at the UN headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March.

This year, the UN-CSW will be reviewing and appraising the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly, and its contribution towards the full realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Our international programmes manager, Lizzette Robleto de Howarth, was invited to speak at three events in first week of the conference.

However, in light of coronavirus (COVID-19), the member states decided that the 64th session of the commission would convene on 9 March for a procedural meeting.

The meeting will include opening statements followed by the adoption of the draft Political Declaration and action on other draft resolutions.

The member states reiterated the secretary-general’s strong recommendation that capital-based delegations and other stakeholders refrain from travelling to UN Headquarters.

No general debate will take place and all side events planned by Member States and the UN system in conjunction with CSW64 will be cancelled.