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68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The 68th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68), the UN’s largest yearly assembly focusing on gender equality and women’s empowerment, happened in UN headquarters New York from March 11th to March 22nd this year, centering on the priority theme of “Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective.”
During the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) on March 22nd, 2024, UN Member States made significant commitments to enhance financing and institutions to eliminate poverty among women and girls. The resulting Agreed Conclusions acknowledge the disproportionate impact of poverty on women and girls during crises and advocate for increased resources to address this issue.
Among the recommendations outlined in the Agreed Conclusions are the mobilization of financial resources from both public and private sectors, the bolstering of international financial structures, the integration of a gender perspective into national budgeting processes, and the prevention of regressive taxation that unfairly affects women and girls with limited or no income.This two-week session, the largest UN gathering dedicated to gender equality, attracted world leaders, including two Heads of State, three vice-presidents, over 100 Ministers, and 4,800 representatives from civil society organizations, making it the second-highest attendance recorded in CSW history.
Alongside CSW68, approximately 270 side events were hosted by UN Member States, intergovernmental organizations, and UN entities, while civil society and youth-led organizations organized more than 760 parallel events as part of the NGO CSW68 Forum.
The active participation of young people, including adolescent girls, throughout various sessions, including the Youth Forum, provided an opportunity for youth delegates to share experiences, knowledge, and good practices, emphasizing the various dimensions of inequality exacerbating the experience of poverty among young women and girls. The Youth Interactive Dialogue underscored the significance of integrating critical youth perspectives into the official sessions of the CSW.
The UN Women gave a press release on the outcome of #CSW68.
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  • George Kariuki

    3 w

    This is incredible progress for gender equality and poverty reduction! Investing in women and girls is not just the right thing to do, it's smart economics! When women thrive, communities thrive.

    • Jane Wangui

      2 w

      @george_kariuki women are very smart and good at bringing people together.Including them in projects and considering them for job opportunities is a smart move for the institution.

    • Esther Wanjiku

      3 w

      Great seeing women team up and together defend the rights of the marginalized

      • dickson mutai

        3 w

        The Agreed Conclusions show a collective acknowledgment of the need to prioritize resources and support systems to uplift marginalized communities

        • Saustine Lusanzu

          3 w

          Engaging women in sustainable initiatives is a tool in achieving Sustainable goals before 2030! Let's keep empowering them

          • Gorffly mokua

            3 w

            This is a positive step towards addressing the underlying issues that perpetuate gender inequality and empowering women and girls.

            • johnte ndeto

              3 w

              With increasing collaboration between governments, organizations, and individuals, there's a real sense of optimism that together, we can create a more sustainable climate future.

              • Gorffly mokua

                3 w

                @johnte_ndeto Absolutely, this commitment & collaboration of governments, organizations are essential in addressing the climate crisis & promoting sustainable practices. .

              Welcome, let's solve the climate crisis together
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