Australian delegation arrives in New York for CSW62

Australian delegation arrives in New York for CSW62

Office for Women International Forums The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

CSW62, Commission on the Status of Women, 12-23 March 2018, Empowering Rural Women and Girls

Australia’s engagement at the 62nd Session of the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) is now underway. The two-week session is being held from the 12th to the 23rd of March at the UN Headquarters in New York.

CSW62’s focus is the empowerment of rural women and girls, with a secondary priority on the use of ICT, media and communications technologies in advancing women’s status around the world.

The Minister for Women, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, leads the Australian delegation for CSW62, which carries a strong focus on delivering positive and pragmatic outcomes for rural, regional and remote Australian women. The Australian delegation includes Ambassador for Women and Girls, Dr Sharman Stone, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Ms Kate Jenkins, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Ms June Oscar AO and Head of the Office for Women Trish Bergin.

The next two weeks will see Australia demonstrating its commitment to achieving gender equality through an extensive programme of Australian-hosted side events, showcasing Australia’s best practice approaches to enhancing the economic and social outcomes of women everywhere.

Keep updated on Australia’s activity at CSW62 via @officeforwomen, @UNWomenAust and #CSW62 or #RuralWomen on Twitter.

More information is available on UN Women CSW62 (2018) page.