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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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Forced marriage of the girl child : report of the Secretary-General

5 December 2007 | 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 : report of the Secretary-General

29 November 2007 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

Ending female genital mutilation : report of the Secretary-General

19 November 2007 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women

9 January 2007 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

The elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child

12 December 2006 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

Progress in mainstreaming a gender perspective in the development, implementation and evaluations of national policies and programmes, with a particular focus on the elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child

11 December 2006 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

Gender Dimensions of International Migration

10 March 2006 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

The situation of women and girls in Afghanistan

30 December 2005 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women

7 December 2005 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

Measures taken and progress achieved in the follow-up to and implementation of the Fourth World Conference on Women and to the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly: review of progress made in mainstreaming a gender perspective in the development, implementation and evaluation of national policies and programmes

22 November 2005 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

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