The fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York, 27 February - 9 March 2012

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 2012 session will focus on the following key areas:


Priority theme:
The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges

Review theme:
Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women (agreed conclusions from the fifty-second session)

Emerging issue:
Engaging young women and men, girls and boys, to advance gender equality

More information at the event's website