Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by ECOSOC resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946.

Agenda: Review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (promulgation of principles concerning the equality of men and women)

Working language: English
Members and observers: 45+5
Expert's e-mail: csw@msumun.ru

Dear delegates,

I am honored to welcome you in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

Despite the immense progress that has been made during the XX century, gender equality is yet to be achieved. This manifests itself in many ways, including the differences of the legal status between men and women, wage gap that has not been eliminated even in the most developed countries, and inhumane practices that women face in many regions of the world.

The importance of attaining gender equality is hard to overestimate. It brings an opportunity for women to live, study, and work freely. It pushes humanity forward by not curbing the potential of half of the population. It brings us to a more progressive society where the respect we show to a person does not depend on the circumstances of their birth.

The UN recognizes this importance as well, therefore it named gender equality as one of the Sustainable Development Goals, along with ending poverty and hunger. Commission on the Status of Women is one of the bodies responsible for it, and Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action is one of the key documents on the agenda. Thus, we as a committee will have a great responsibility to come up with solutions that can be used to improve the situation. And I think we can do it!

Eager to meet you in March,
UNCSW President,
Alexandra McShane

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VICE-CHAIR PHOTO

Esteemed Delegates,

Welcome to the Commission on the status of women. It’s indeed such an honor to serve as your Vice-President during the MSUMUN2020 session. I’ve walked a long road to find myself in such position, so I would glad to share my experience with all of you.

This session we are to scrutinize the Beijing Declaration. Being one of its kind, this Declaration remains the only document to imply women’s rights regulations in all spheres. Apart from that, it’s believed to cover both ongoing and upcoming changes on the matter. But our task this year is to review this declaration and ensure that its provisions are applicable throughout the world.

If you find our agenda troubling, so you might have to consider joining our team. We are waiting for active delegates, and looking forward to working with you.

Can’t wait to finally meet you,

Sincerely yours,
Aleksander Pejčinović (the CSW VP)


Dear delegates! It is my honor to welcome you to our first sessions in MSUMUN history on behalf of the Expertress of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

As you know, 2020 is the first year when the UNCSW is presented in our Model so we will have to cope with some new challenges as well as our being first to talk about these issues during our meetings.

Several bodies of the UN take actions towards building a fair world where everyone feels safe and the progress has surely been made but it is not sufficient. I am convinced that you are aware of what discrimination is and how it permeates all spheres of modern society. Although Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action urged the governments to take care of their population 20 years ago, it is not that easy to realize. We need to revise the main strategic document of the UNCSW to make it relevant for every state and every challenge we face.

It is you who will be responsible for attainment of global gender equality for a week. I call for you to start a fruitful discussion about what needs to be done in field of gender equality promotion. I believe that every voice must be heard in order to come to an agreement. I call for you to fully commit yourself to fighting against discrimination during this week and wish you good fortune in this deal.

I am looking forward to working with you and helping you with changing our world for better.

Sincerely yours,
Expertress of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Sofiya Volobuyeva

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Country list
Member Representative
Algeria
Armenia (chair)
Australia
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Comoros
Democratic Republic of Congo
Cuba
Ecuador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Germany
Ghana
Guatemala
Haiti
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Japan
Kenya
Kuwait
Malaysia
Namibia
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Peru
Qatar
Republic of Korea
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Observer Representative
African Union
Amnesty International
European Union
International Labor Organization
World Health Organization