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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.

 Website: www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/index.html
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The situation of women and girls in Afghanistan

30 December 2005 | 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

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