Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the main global intergovernmental body that works exclusively on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The CSW was formed in June of 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), which is one of the main principal organs of the UN. The Commission works on actions that promote gender equality as well as promoting women’s rights in political, economic, and social fields. Recently at the 63rd session of the CSW further issues were discussed that link sustainable infrastructure and gender equality.

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!