Agreed Conclusions of the CSW on the Critical Areas of Concern of the Beijing Platform for Action (1996 – 2008)

The principal output of the Commission on the Status of Women is the agreed conclusions on priority themes set for each year. Agreed conclusions contain an analysis of the priority theme and a set of concrete recommendations for Governments, intergovernmental bodies and other institutions, civil society actors and other relevant stakeholders, to be implemented at the international, national, regional and local level.

The agreed conclusions adopted at the annual sessions of the Commission, held from 1996 to 2008, are available below for download in Adobe PDF format.

53rd session (2-13 March 2009)

Agreed conclusions:
The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS
Download:     Extracted from E/2009/27-E/CN.6/2009/15

52nd session (25 February-7 and 13 March 2008)

Agreed conclusions:
Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women
Download:     Extracted from E/2008/27-E/CN.6/2008/11

51st session (26 February- 9 March 2007)

Agreed conclusions:
Elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child
Download:   Extracted from E/2007/27-E/CN.6/2007/9

50th session (27 February-10 March 2006 and 16 March 2006)

Agreed conclusions:
Enhanced participation of women in development: an enabling environment for achieving gender equality and the advancement of women, taking into account, inter alia, the fields of education, health and work

Equal participation of women and men in decision-making processes at all levels
Download:   Extracted from E/2006/27-E/CN.6/2006/15, Corr.1, and Corr.2

49th session (28 February-11 and 22 March 2005)

The ten year review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Platform of Action and the outcome documents of the special session of the General Assembly entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century” was carried out during the forty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The Commission adopted a Declaration. No agreed conclusions were adopted.
Download:    Extracted from E/2005/27 and Corr.1

48th session (1-12 March 2004)

Agreed conclusions:
2004/11: The role of men and boys in achieving gender equality
2004/12: Women’s equal participation in conflict prevention, management and resolution and in post-conflict peace-building
Download:    Extracted from E/2004/INF/2/Add.2

47th session (3-14 and 25 March 2003)

Agreed conclusions:
2003/44: Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communication technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women
Download:   Extracted from E/2003/INF/2/Add.4 and Corr.1

46th session (4-15 and 25 March 2002)

Agreed conclusions:
A. Eradicating poverty, including through the empowerment of women throughout their life cycle, in a globalizing world
B. Environmental management and the mitigation of natural disasters
Download:  Extracted from E/2002/INF/2/Add.2

45th session (6-16 March and 9-11 May 2001)

Agreed conclusions:
A. Women, the girl child and human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
B. Gender and all forms of discrimination, in particular racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
Download:    Extracted from E/2001/INF/2/Add.2

44th session (28 February – 2 March 2000)

The Commission acted as the ad hoc preparatory committee for the twenty-third special session of the United Nations General Assembly, entitled “Women 2000: Gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”.                                                                                   No agreed conclusions were adopted.

43rd session (1-12 March and 1 April 1999)

Agreed conclusions:
1999/I: Women and health
1999/II: Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
Download:   Extracted from E/1999/INF/2/Add.2

42nd session (2-13 March 1998)

Agreed conclusions:
1998/I : Violence against women
1998/II : Women and armed conflict
1998/III: Human rights of women
1998/IV: The girl child
Download:      Extracted from E/1998/INF/3/Add.2

41st session (10-21 March 1997)

Agreed conclusions:
1997/1: Women and the environment
1997/2: Women in power and decision-making
1997/3: Women and the economy
1997/4: Education and training of women
Download:       Extracted from E/1997/27-E/CN.6/1997/9 and Corr.1

40th session (11-22 March 1996)

Resolution 40/9:
Implementation of strategic objectives and action in the critical area of concern: poverty
Agreed conclusions:
1996/2: Women and the media
1996/3: Child and dependant care, including sharing of work and family responsibilities
Download:      Extracted from E/1996/26-E/CN.6/1996/15

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