Commission on the Status of Women

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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. CSW was formed in 1946 and first met in February of 1947 with 15 representatives, all of whom were women. CSW is a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), one of the principal organs of the United Nations (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 considered at WASMUN 2020:

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

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