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UN CSW’s 58th Session Calls for Elimination of Gender Inequality in All Forms

 (IESCO, New York) The 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) opened here Monday in the United Nations Headquarters. Civil society organizations from all over the world sat together to discuss the achievements in promotion of women’s rights and existing disparities and challenges.

Dr. Jiang Mingjun, Chairman of Global Parties Climate and Ecological Alliance (GPCEA) and International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization (IESCO) led a delegation to attend the session. 

This year’s session focuses onthe achievements and challenges in the implementation of the “Millennium Development Goals (MDG)”in relation to women. Duringthe twelve-day-long session, UN-related organizations will hold over 150 special events, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)are scheduled to hold nearly 300 relevant activities to urge males, youths, national leaders and people from communities, religions and business sectors to make efforts for gender equity.

More than 6,000 representatives from 855civil society organizations are expected to attend the session. 

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered a speech at the opening ceremony.He called on the international communities to study the achievements and challenges of MDG from the angle of gender equity, promoting women’s empowerment and eliminating gender inequality in all forms. 

Ban said the promotions of gender equity and women’s empowerment are not only his priorities in work but also a critical task to the UNMDG and Post-2015 Development Agenda. 

Despite the achievements made by the international community in recent years, a lot of work remains to be done as time is limited, he said.

Ban said UN would keep on its promotion of the delayed MDG in relation to women, including the improvement of sanitation, the reduction of the death rate of pregnant women and infants, the education and service for women’s reproductive health and the fight against the threat of HIV Aids to young women. 

He also urged males to raise their awareness and take action to end violence against women and change their attitudes, practices and conventions. 

Ban stressed that UN would continue to fully support actions to protect women’s rights and strive to end gender inequitiesin all forms, to eventually enable everyone in the world to have dignity. 

Links:Established in June 1946,CSW is one of the nine functional commissions of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. It has32 membersrepresenting all themember states of the United Nations. They are elected in the principle of region allocation with a term of four years and can be re-elected. The functions of the commission are to explore the roles of women in economic and social development, submit reports and suggestions to the United Nations Economic and Social Councilin regards to  the progress inthe protection of women’s rights in policy, economy, society, education and law, formulate conventions and declarations related to women’s status, supervise the implementation of important international documents, prepare for and hold meetings on women’s issues, make plans and budgets on improving women’s status and coordinate the activities of UN.

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