Commission on the Status of Women 2017 – CSW61

The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including Soroptimist International Great Britain & Ireland (SIGBI) will attend CSW61.


  • CSW61 Priority theme: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
  • CSW61 Review theme: Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)
  • CSW61 Emerging issue/Focus area: The empowerment of indigenous women

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