CSW 64 / BEIJING +25 - 2020

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May 24, 2019

CSW 64 / Beijing +25

The sixty-fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women is planned to take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2020. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs)from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session.

In 2020, the global community will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). A five-year milestone will be reached towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 2020 is therefore a pivotal year for the accelerated realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, everywhere.


May 24, 2019

The main focus of the session will be on the review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly. The review will include an assessment of current challenges that affect the implementation of the Platform for Action and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and its contribution towards the full realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

dates & Announcements

August 23, 2019

Leaders' Summit will take place from March 6th to March 7th at the Harmonie Club, 4 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022

The Clare Fulcher Dinner will take place on Sunday, March 8th from 6:30pm to 10pm

The Consultation Day will be organized on Sunday, March 8th.

The BPW Executive will lodge in the Westgate Hotel, 304 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA; the link for registration will follow on this website.

Reporting Beijing +25

September 23, 2019

September Meeting of NGO CSW in New York, Sept 20 2019

The monthly meeting of NGO CSW in New York had four speakers: (picture from right to left)

  • the Chair of UN Women H.E.Mr. Mher Margaryan, Permanent Representative of Armenia to the UN
  • Delphine O, Secretary General for the UN Women's Global Forum
  • Dr. Nadine Gasman Zylbermann, President, National Institute of Women
  • Lopa Banerjee, Director of the Civil Society Division UN Women

The meeting was mostly an information about the CSW 64 and the review process of Beijing+25.


UN Women wanted to do the review process in a different way including all culture, ethnicites, religions and languages. Countries and NGO reports have been submitted and are available on the UN Women webpage. UN Women reached out to NGO CSW and asked them to collaborate in forming an advisory group which will reach out to the core group. All people interested will continuously be informed through the NGO CSW mailing list and the UN women webpage.


Lopa strengthened that UN Women were getting impatient as up to now no country has achieved gender equality. Therefore, a special effort is necessary to move equality forward.


Delphine O and Dr. Nadine Gasman Zylbermann informed about the Generation Equality Forums which will be held in Mexico on May 7 to 8 and culminate in an additional Forum in Paris on July 7 to 10. The Paris meeting was an initiative of President Macron. Both events will be launched at the General Assembly 2019 of the United Nations. Both events will be inclusive, all parts of Civil Society can participate, not only ECOSOC accredited organizations. The Fora will be inter-sectional and inter-generational. UN Women will fund some people who could otherwise not attend.

September 12, 2019

The Civil Society Forum will take place on

28 October 2019 at the 

International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG).


A broad alliance of feminists and women’s rights organizations are organizing this forum.


Find the preliminary agenda here (pdf) 


Should you have further question, kindly contact CSOuneceB25@wecf.org


Register through this link  

(the initial deadline was 22 August 2019, however the registration form 

is still available)

May 25, 2019

Review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly, and its contribution towards the full realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Regional contacts for inputs and reporting Beijing +25

Latin America/Caribbean



August 23, 2019

UN Women - Generation Equality Forum 2020 

The Generation Equality Forum is a global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico, with the leadership and partnership of civil society. Building on the Beijing+25 national and regional reviews and CSW64, the Forum will kick-off in Mexico in May 2020 (7th-8th May, likely) and culminate in Paris on 7th-10th July 2020.