Sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, 14–24 March 2016

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Official documents

Key Official Sessions:

All the above will also be webcast live at:; and

Information on all official events available at:

UN Women organized/co-sponsored events:

  • Youth Forum at CSW60: Advancing Agenda 2030 – Empowered Young Women and Young Men as Partners in Achieving Gender Equality, organized by UN Women, Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), Salvation Army, and UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development’s Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality, 11 March, 9.30 a.m.-6 p.m. and 12 March, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Conference Room 1, A, B, C, D [Live  webcast]
  • Realizing Rights for Women’s Health: The SG’s Global Strategy for Women, Children’s Adolescent’s Health (Every Women, Every Child, Every Where), organized by United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG), 15 March, 1.15–2.30 p.m., Trusteeship Chamber
  • Monitoring the Implementation of SDGs from a Gender Perspective: Tools for Accountability, hosted by UN Women, 15 March, 3–4.15 p.m., Conference Room 11 [Live  webcast]
  • Transformative strategies to achieve Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment by 2030 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Organized by Missions of Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sweden and UN Women, 15 March, 3–4.15 p.m., Ex-Press Bar (General Assembly Building)
  • Women’s Empowerment Principles Annual Meeting “Business Partners for Gender Equality: Multipliers for Development”, organized by UN Global Compact and UN Women, 15 March, 3–6 p.m., Trusteeship Chamber. Contact: invitation only. Details at
  • Financing gender equality and women’s empowerment: How to make a difference after the commitments taken in Addis Ababa, organized by Missions of Switzerland and Australia, UN DESA FfD Office, UN Women, 15 March, 4.45–6 p.m., Conference Room 11
  • Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, screening of Oscar-winning documentary film on ‘honour killings’, organized by UN Women and the Mission of Pakistan, 15 March, 6.30–7.45 p.m., Conference Room 1
  • Open Consultation on the work and deliberations of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, 16 March, 10–11.30 a.m., ECOSOC Chamber [Live  webcast]
  • High-level event on Gender Equality and Global Call to Action on Equal Pay, a two-part event with the first part being a high-level dialogue on gender equality; and the second part a moderated interview-style discussion with UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and key stakeholders on a global call to action on equal pay for work of equal value, organized by UN Women, 16 March, 12–30 p.m., ECOSOC Chamber [Live  webcast]
  • Faith and Gender Equality: Leaving no one Behind, organized by UN Women, Young Christian Association (YWCA), 16 March, 6.30 p.m.–45 p.m., Conference Room 1 [Live  webcast]
  • Habitat III Agenda and Gender Equality and Safe Public Spaces for Women and for All, organized by UN Women and UN-Habitat, 17 March, 1.15–2.30 p.m., Conference Room 1 [Live  webcast]
  • Advancing Gender Equality through Sports: 2030 Agenda—the contribution of sport to achieve gender equality and end violence against women and girls, organized by Mission of Brazil, UN Women, and International Olympic Committee (IOC), 17 March, 1.15 -2.30 p.m., Ex-Press Bar (General Assembly Building)
  • Achieving Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Humanitarian Action through the World Humanitarian Summit, organized UN Women. 17 March at 3–4.15 p.m., Conference Room 11 [Live  webcast]
  • The role of parliaments in the implementation of commitments on gender equality and climate change, organized by Mission of Morocco, UN Women, Parliamentarians of Morocco, 18 March, 1.15–2.30 p.m., Conference Room B
  • How gender leads: innovation, perspective and leadership, organized by UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA, 18 March, 10–11.15 a.m., Conference Room A
  • Launch of the Step It Up for Gender Equality Media Compact—Building on Experiences from the Media Landscape, organized by UN Women, 22 March, 3–4.15 p.m., Conference Room 11 [Live  webcast]
  • “Women’s Resilience in Fragile States”, organized by UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality and the Mission of Japan, 22 March, 6.30–7.45 p.m., Conference Room 7
  • The Road from CSW60 to CIVICUS to Women Deliver to AWID: Strengthening Actions, organized by UN Women, Women Deliver and AWID, 23 March, 3–4.15 p.m., Ex-Press Bar (General Assembly Building)

Entire list of all official side events during CSW60:; NGO-organized parallel events:

UN Women senior officials will also speak at the following events:

  • NGO CSW Forum 60 Consultation Day, organized by NGO CSW, 13 March, 9.30 a.m. onwards, 92nd Street Y
  • Sharing the Care: How to recognize, reduce and revolutionize, Organized by Mission of Iceland with MenEngage and MenCare, 14 March, 1.15–2.30 p.m., Conference Room 11
  • Parliamentary day Focus on eliminating discriminatory laws, organized by IPU, 15 March, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m., ECOSOC Chamber
  • High-level side event: The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls, organized by the European Union and the Missions of the Netherlands, Tunisia and Mexico, 15 March 1.15–2.30 p.m., Conference Room 8
  • High-level Ministerial Concertation on Ending Violence against Women as a follow-up to the Political Declaration and the Action Plan on VAW adopted by Francophone Ministers, organized by OIF, 15 March, 1.15–2.30 p.m., Conference room 12
  • Women and Inclusive Global Economic Growth: W20 Experience of Turkey, Organized by the Mission of Turkey, 16 March 6.30–7.45 p.m., Permanent Mission of Turkey
  • Advancing the Women’s Empowerment Agenda in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Region (OIC), organized by the OIC, 18 March, 10–11.30 a.m., Conference Room 12
  • The Key to Economic Growth—Panelists include Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder, Chairwoman & CEO,, Ai-jen Poo, Co-Director, Caring Across Generations, and Anne-Marie Slaughter, President & CEO, New America, 23 March 30-10 a.m., Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, New York