CSW 66-2022

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  • Written Statement, signed, October 14, 2021


Dr. Catherine Bosshart, January 15, 2022

As I am sure you have all heard by now, the Commission on the Status of Women 66 is taking place in hybrid format resp. mainly virtually. Even the access of our UN representatives to the UN in New York has been reduced to 3 at the moment, where it is normally 7 (including International President and UN Vice President) representatives can work. However, this is only the case in New York. In Geneva and Vienna we are represented with our normal numbers. No workshops organized by the member states (side events) will take place within the UN premises.

We will be able to organize so-called parallel workshops virtually. At the moment BPW International has registered 2 themes, as well as the Federation of the USA and Carol Hanlon, who always excels in business incubators and webinars. The two BPW International events have been accepted and will take place on the following dates:

  1. Economic Empowerment of Women through Public Procurement and Financial Inclusion - DATE & TIME: 3/16/22 4:00 PM 
  2. Women's Innovative Responses to Climate Change - DATE & TIME: 3/18/22 4:00 PM EST

 All BPW events will be summarised in the NGO CSW New York handbook. 


Dr. Catherine Bosshart, December 17, 2021

Register for the NGO CSW66 Forum and get access to the Virtual Portal today!

Registration is free and open to the public! After you register, you will receive an email with a link to log into the Virtual Portal and set up your account.


The Forum will take place virtually from 13 to 25 March 2022, but the Virtual Portal is open to explore and familiarize yourself with! See other participants in the Portal and engage with them; explore samples of a Parallel Event page, an Exhibit Booth, and a Handbook Ad; and learn more about advocacy at the UN CSW. In the coming months more information and materials will continue to be uploaded for registrants to interact with!

For more information about registration and the NGO CSW66 Forum, read our FAQs!


Dr. Catherine Bosshart, November 15, 2021

The Commission on the Status of Women CSW 66 will take place virtually from March 14 to 26, 2022.

Please register yourself, there are no restrictions. That is the positive effect of a virtual meeting.

Until December 12, 2021 you can apply for a side event. The topic has to be in line with the priority or the review theme. Should you also work with another women's organization, plan a side event together and hand it in under both names. In any case, please inform the President’s Office, when you can successfully register a side event and let us know the date and the time. We will publish our events in the add of the handbook of NGO CSW New York and create a visual presence of BPW. Thank you very much. 


July 8, 2021

Reminder: CSW Communications Procedure

Communications Procedure of the Commission on the Status of Women
The Communications Procedure of the Commission on the Status of Women is a unique tool for individuals and organizations to use in order to raise awareness about injustice and discriminatory practices against women in any country in the world. Claims to the Commission on the Status of Women for consideration at its next session (14 to 25 March 2022) must be submitted by 1 August 2021.
To learn more click here: http://www.unwomen.org/csw/communications-procedure
Procedimiento para presentar Comunicaciones de la Comisión de la Condición Jurídica y Social de la Mujer
El Procedimiento para presentar Comunicaciones de la Comisión de la Condición Jurídica y Social de la Mujeres es una herramienta excepcional para que personas y organizaciones la empleen con el fin de crear conciencia sobre la injustica y las prácticas discriminatorias hacia las mujeres en cualquier país del mundo. Las reclamaciones para ser consideradas por la Comisión de la Condición Jurídica y Social de la Mujer durante su próxima sesión (del 14 al 25 de marzo de 2022) deben ser presentadas antes del 1º de agosto de 2021.
Para más información, pulse aquí: https://www.unwomen.org/es/csw/communications-procedure
Procédures de communication de la Commission de la condition de la femme
La Procédure de communication de la Commission de la condition de la femme est un outil unique destiné aux particuliers et aux organisations permettant de sensibiliser aux pratiques injustes et discriminatoires contre les femmes dans quelque pays du monde que ce soit. Les demandes adressées à la Commission de la condition de la femme pour examen à sa prochaine session (du 14 au 25 mars 2022) doivent être présentées d’ici au 1er août 2021.
Pour de plus amples informations, cliquer ici: https://www.unwomen.org/fr/csw/communications-procedure

Thank you,
UN Women

Themes & Bureau

May 25, 2021

The sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women CSW 66 will take place from 14 to 25 March 2022.

  • Priority theme: Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes;
  • Review theme: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work (agreed conclusions of the sixty-first session CSW61);
  • Bureau

The Bureau of the Commission plays a crucial role in facilitating the preparation for, and in ensuring the successful outcome of the annual sessions of the Commission. Bureau members serve for two years. In 2002, in order to improve its work and ensure continuity, the Commission decided to hold the first meeting of its subsequent session, immediately following the closure of the regular session, for the sole purpose of electing the new Chairperson and other members of the Bureau (ECOSOC decision 2002/234). 

The Bureau for the 66th session (2022) of the Commission on the Status of Women comprises the following members:

  • H.E. Ms. Mathu Joyini (South Africa), Chair (African States Group)
  • Ms. Pilar Eugenio (Argentina), Vice-Chair (Latin American and Caribbean States Group)
  • H.E. Mr. Günter Sautter (Germany), Vice-Chair (Western European and Other States Group)
  • Mr. Māris Burbergs (Latvia), Vice-Chair designate (Eastern European States Group)
  • Ms. Hye Ryoung Song (Republic of Korea), Vice-Chair designate (Asia and Pacific States Group)


Dr. Catherine Bosshart, October 12, 2021

Opportunities for NGOs to address the Commission

Written statements

> Written Statement International Federation of Business and Professional Women (signed), October 14, 2021 

Written Statement for the Commission on the Status of Women 66 
by the International Federation of Business and Professional Women, a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council

        We strongly advise the Bureau that experts and negotiators from agencies, ministries and civil society working on environment and climate change are invited explicitly to join the CSW66 meetings to ensure horizontal coordination and capacity development on the topic. It is advisable that the Commission on the Status of Women develops a communication strategy to ensure that findings and guidance from the Commission on the Status of Women reaches other United Nations mechanisms. More than ever, resilience building through mutual support and solidarity, through strong prior networking and advanced investment of broad stakeholder platforms, is essential to face future challenges. Multilateralism and horizontal coordination are crucial here. Women’s organizations that work with different ministries and agencies can be of assistance if timely involved and supported. 

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