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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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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

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

18 December 2001 | Publisher: UN Commission on the Status of Women | Document type: Thematic Reports

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