Commission on the Status of Women
Apply to be an official UN Women UK delegate to the Commission on the Status of women, the 2-week annual global United Nations conference.
March 6th-17th 2023 | Online
What is CSW?
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is an annual meeting of Member States at the United Nations, for the sole purpose of working on gender equality and women’s rights.
It consists of two weeks of meetings of high-level government ministers, representatives from NGOs and UN delegates, as well as hundreds of events set up by grassroots organisations and activists to discuss and make progress on specific issues, from child marriage to equal pay. There is a central theme each year, but the events running alongside the Member State meetings cover a huge range of topics and areas of passion.
Progress and gaps are discussed, and at the end of the two weeks a policy document is produced containing specific recommendations for the future of women’s and girls’ place in society. Member States agree on and sign up to this document together, and create action plans to put the recommendations into effect.
UN Women UK usually has a limited delegation of a few people who go to the UN headquarters in person to participate in the event. For the first time in 2021, we expanded this to create a crew of women, girls and allies across the UK with the exciting opportunity to be an official delegate to CSW, joining from your own computer or phone at home.
This year we’re doing this again which means you can witness high-level negotiations, as well as attending and participating in the full choice of over 400 side events on different topics alongside a community of over 1,000 other gender equality supporters in the private UN Women UK community.
To apply, you’ll need to complete a simple application form asking you to tell us a couple of very quick lines about why you want to join and where your passion for gender equality comes from, so that we can assess applications.
Applications close on 19th February, and we’ll let you know via email whether your application to be a delegate to CSW has been successful.
Apply to join the delegation
Applications to join us at this year’s CSW are now open! Click the button below to apply.