The 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited NGOs from all regions of the world attended CSW61 this year. The draft report of the agreed conclusions can be accessed at http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017 and here: CSW61 agreed conclusions 2017.pdf
The CSW61 Theme was Women's economic empowerment in the changing world of work, which aligns strongly with the Aims and focus of BPW International.
BPW can be very proud of the contribution our members made throughout CSW, including our BPW Australia Director of Policy Elena Rorie who was one of BPW International's accredited representatives at the CSW61 session. Our BPW Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator Susan Jones extends her congratulations to all of those BPW members who contributed to this final document and especially thanks those members from the Asia-Pacific region who attended, many of whom spoke at both the parallel and side events and contributed directly to the language in the final document.
A short summary of the Agreed Conclusions is provided here: CSW61 summary of conclusions.docx