The outcome of CSW each year is delivered as a set of agreed conclusions, negotiated by all Member States. CSW 2019 was characterised by an unfortunate lack of agreement, with many Member States arguing to water down previously agreed matters – reducing rather than advancing women’s rights. The 2019 CSW Theme was Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The Report is long, but UN Women provides a summary.
BPW International has speaking rights at CSW. BPW International Young BPW Executive Representative Neelima Basnet from Nepal delivered the BPWI statement this year.