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UN Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. It is the principal global policy-making body. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide.

The Commission was established by ECOSOC resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946 with the aim to prepare recommendations and reports to the Council on promoting women's rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields. The Commission also makes recommendations to the Council on urgent problems requiring immediate attention in the field of women's rights.

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Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women

22 December 2003 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

Thematic issue before the Commission: The role of men and boys in achieving gender equality

22 December 2003 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

Release of women and children taken hostage, including those subsequently imprisoned, in armed conflicts

22 December 2003 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

The situation of women and girls in Afghanistan

19 December 2003 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

The situation of women and girls in Afghanistan

23 January 2003 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women

27 December 2002 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

Thematic issues before the Commission on the Status of Women

16 December 2002 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

Commission on the Status of Women: Report on the forty-sixth session (4-15 and 25 March 2002)

25 March 2002 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Sessional Reports

Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women

4 January 2002 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

Thematic issues before the Commission on the Status of Women

3 January 2002 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

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