The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013. Representatives from Member States, UN entities, and NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) from all regions of the world will attend the session. The two-week session will include a high-level round table, interactive dialogues and panels, and parallel events.

The 2013 session will focus on the following key areas:

  • Priority Theme: Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls
  • Review Theme: The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS