Following lengthy negotiations that continued late into the night, the Commission on the Status of Women concluded its sixty-seventh session, approving a set of agreed conclusions focused on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the context of innovation, technological change, and education in the digital age.
67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
Speakers underscored the importance of citizen-generated and gender-disaggregated data to tackle inequality, while others offered suggestions on closing gender gaps in care work, technology and geospatial services and nutrition, as the Commission on the Status of Women today held an interactive dialogue, “Getting back on track: Achieving gender equality in a context of overlapping emergencies”.
As the general discussion of the Commission on the Status of Women concluded today, women and girls from all corners of the earth and of all ages and identities underscored the importance of inclusion, gender equitable assistive technology and gender transformative approaches in achieving gender equality in the digital spheres.
Strong legislative, policy and institutional frameworks rooted in gender-based data are critical not only to empower women and girls on digital platforms, but ensure those platforms have an intersectional lens that appropriately represent the full range of identities, speakers told the Commission on the Status of Women as it continued its sixty-seventh session.
Demanding that their voices be heard, youth representatives pointed to barriers, both offline and online, that prevent their participating in information and communications technology sectors, the policies and processes that enable such participation, and the Commission on the Status of Women, itself, whose organizers embrace inclusion, as the Commission’s sixty-seventh session continued today.
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Women’s Civil Society Town Hall, in New York today:
Representatives of Member States today delivered voluntary presentations on their national efforts to implement the 2018 agreed outcomes on “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls” as the Commission on the Status of Women continued its sixty-seventh session.
Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message for the Conference on “Women in Islam: Understanding the Rights and Identity of Women in the Islamic World” on the Sidelines of the Sixty-Seventh Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, held on 8 March:
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the ministerial-level round table at the sixty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women, held on 7 March:
Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message on the occasion of the United Nations Observance of International Women’s Day, on 8 March: