2, Nov

Australian Government Report to the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

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The Report of the Australian Government Delegation to the 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) has been released.  This Report provides a detailed account of the delegation’s participation at CSW60. The UN Commission on the Status of Women aims to advance gender equality and the rights of women….

It can be accessed via this link: http://www.dpmc.gov.au/resource-centre/office-women/report-australian-government-delegation-60th-session-united-nations-commission-status-women.

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THE UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

 

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is a global policy
making body that is dedicated to advancing gender equality and the rights of women and
girls across the world. Each year, representatives of United Nations (UN) Member States
gather at the UN Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify
challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality
and women’s empowerment worldwide.

 

Information on the functions and history of the Commission: www.unwomen.org/en/csw
UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women,
was created in July 2010, and became operational on 1 January 2011.
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AUSTRALIA’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE COMMISSION

 

Australia was one of the 15 founding members of the Commission and has served as a member
five times. Australia last served from 1993 to 1996. The Australian Government sends a delegation
to the Commission each year negotiating the Agreed Conclusions in accordance with Australia’s policy positions. Non-government delegates have been included as part of the Australian delegation to the Commission annually since 1999.

 

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