WUSME at the 63° session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

NEW YORK – March 22th, 2019 – “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”.

This is the main theme of the 63st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63), one of the most influential gatherings on gender worldwide, held from 11 to 22 March 2019 at the UN headquarters in city of New York. Ms. Annie Borello, WUSME Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, attended the event on behalf of the Union of Small and Medium Enterprises.

UN Secretary General António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres opened the meeting, saying that “women must be able to participate equally in all aspects of society. Thus we will build a better world for all. I am proud to be a feminist. All over the world there is a retreat in women’s rights “. And in view of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Action Platform, he invited “to reverse this phenomenon and continue to push forward for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment”.

Gender equality, therefore, is at the center of the event and Sustainable Development (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300), including SDG 1 (end of poverty), SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities).

During the CSW, UN Women, the African Union (AU), the Interparliamentary Union (IPU), Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, Secretaría General Ibero-Americana, and other UN and NGO partners launched a multi-stakeholder strategy on equality in law.

The women of the United Nations have, also, launched a series of guidelines for integrating gender into infrastructure development in Asia and the Pacific (more…. https://sdg.iisd.org/news/csw-63-focuses-on-social-protection-public-services-sustainable-infrastructure/).

Photo: Ms. Annie Borello, WUSME Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York

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