BPW International & United Nations


CSW 66-2022


Themes & Bureau


May 25, 2021

The sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women CSW 66 will take place in New York 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) 
  • Mr. Na Sang Deok (Republic of Korea), Vice-Chair (Asia and Pacific 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)