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The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. United Methodist Women is an active participant in this annual global gathering, especially through its Church Center for the United Nations. 

58th Annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

United Methodist Women will participate in the global gathering of women at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, March 10-24, 2014.

The United Nations (U.N.) Commission on the Status of Women meets for its 58th gathering, CSW58, this month at the U.N. headquarters in New York City, March 10-24. As in years past, United Methodist Women will be active participants, hosting side events at our Church Center for the United Nations, across the street from the U.N.

The theme for CSW58 is "challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls." 

This annual commission is a special opportunity to hear from and talk to women in various advocacy roles around the world. In addition to official U.N. sessions, various nongovernmental and civil society organizations organize gatherings and side events to make the most use of this time together. For two weeks during the gathering, our Church Center for the United Nations is packed with women and men working together to advance women's rights, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Stay tuned to our website for updates, and be sure to follow us on Twitter and the event on Twitter using hashtag #CS58.

If you are in the New York City area, join us for the following events:

No Development Without Peace, No Peace Without Development:
Toward Inclusion of Women, Peace and Security in the Post-2015 Agenda 

Tuesday, March 11, 10:30 a.m. to noon, CCUN, 2nd floor
Co-sponsors: United Methodist Women and Global Network of Women Peacebuilders.

What do Race, Class and Gender Have to Do With the Millennium Development Goals? 
Wednesday, March 12, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., CCUN, 2nd floor
Sponsor: United Methodist Women.

Education, Gender and Maternal Health: Social and Public Good 
Wednesday, March 12, noon to 3 p.m., CCUN Tillman Chapel
Co-sponsors: Dianova International, General Board of Church and Society, Healthy Families, Healthy Planet, United Methodist Women.

Flipping the Post-2015 Development Discourse:
Promoting Accountability for Women and Migrant Human Rights and Social Protections

Thursday, March 13, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., CCUN, 2nd floor
Co-sponsors: Women & Global Migration Working Group, Global Fund for Women, International Trade Union Confederation, Migrant Forum Asia, Migrant Rights International, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Siglo XXIII, United Methodist Women, World YWCA, YWCA-Canada

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