Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the main intergovernmental body that works exclusively on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The CSW was formed in 1946 and first met in February of 1947 with 15 government representatives, all of whom were women. The CSW acts as a Commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), one of the principal organs of the UN. The Commission works on actions that promote gender equality through the promotion of women’s rights in political, economic, and social fields.

The topics this committee will consider at WASMUN 2020:

1. Women's empowerment and the link to sustainable development

2. The role of men and boys in achieving gender equality

background guide coming soon!