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Commission on the Status of Women Underway in New York

The 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women is underway at UN headquarters in New York and will run through March 4th. The proceedings began yesterday with the focus on “Access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work.” On Tuesday, March 1, there is a panel planned on the “Elimination of preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and the empowerment of women.” It will feature panelists from UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP, WHO, the World Bank, GAVI and the Global Fund. For some background on the discussion, the CSW published an Issues Paper that outlines what you can expect from the panel.

Many of the panels and roundtable discussions can be viewed online either live or archived via the UN website.

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