The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), convening in New York this month, will focus on the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, including current challenges that affect its implementation, and achievement of gender equality and empowerment of women. To date, 1100 organizations have preregistered 8600 individuals to attend CSW 59. Governments will put on 188 side events and NGOs plan to present 450 parallel events—a record number.
Alla Baranovskaya, Maura Browne, Diana Eusebio, Amarachi Ezeonu, Jo-Ann Flora, Cristina Igoa, Rosalind Reynolds, and Robert Solomon will join Mary Jo Toll and Jean Stoner as participants in CSW this year. www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015
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Celebrate March 8, International Women’s Day