58th Annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women March 10-24, 2014
The 58th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place at the United Nations in New York City from March 10-24, 2014. Thousands of women from across the world will be attending. As usual, United Methodist Women will be an active participant in the annual work of the commission by advocating with member states, networking and building grass-roots coalitions, and organizing parallel events, which will take place at United Methodist Women's Church Center for the United Nations.
The priority theme for CSW-58 is "challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls." The review theme is "access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women's equal access to full employment and decent work."
At CSW-58 in March 2014, United Methodist Women is planning to present four parallel events:
No Development Without Peace, No Peace Without Development: Toward Inclusion of Women, Peace and Security in the Post-2015 Agenda
Tuesday, March 11, 10:30 a.m. to noon, CCUN, 2nd floor
Co-sponsors: United Methodist Women and Global Network of Women Peacebuilders.
What do Race, Class and Gender Have to Do With the Millennium Development Goals?
Wednesday, March 12, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., CCUN, 2nd floor
Sponsor: United Methodist Women.
Education, Gender and Maternal Health: Social and Public Good
Wednesday, March 12, noon to 3 p.m., CCUN Tillman Chapel
Co-sponsors: Dianova International, General Board of Church and Society, Healthy Families, Healthy Planet, United Methodist Women.
Shifting Focus: Holding Wealthy Nations Accountable on 2015 Agenda
Thursday, March 13, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., CCUN, 2nd floor
Co-sponsors: United Methodist Women, Women and Global Migration Working Group, Feminist Task Force of Global Coalition Against Poverty, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Migrant Rights International, Pan African Network in Defense of Migrant Rights, Servicios Ecumenicos para Reconciliacion y Reconstruccion, Siglo XXIII, World YWCA, Global Fund for Women and others.