CSW 62

Monday, March 12, 2018


More details about the registration process can be found here>>

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are welcome to attend the session. 


  • Priority theme:
    Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls;
  • Review theme:
    Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women (agreed conclusions of the forty-seventh session);


The Bureau of the Commission plays a crucial role in facilitating the preparation for, and in ensuring the successful outcome of the annual sessions of the Commission. Bureau members serve for two years. In 2002, in order to improve its work and ensure continuity, the Commission decided to hold the first meeting of its subsequent session, immediately following the closure of the regular session, for the sole purpose of electing the new Chairperson and other members of the Bureau (ECOSOC decision 2002/234).

The Bureau for the 62nd session (2018) of the Commission on the Status of Women comprises the following members:

  • H.E. Mr. David Donoghue (Ireland), Chair (Western European and other States Group)
  • Ms. Koki Muli Grignon (Kenya), Vice-Chair (African States Group)
  • Mr. Mauricio Carabali Baquero (Colombia), Vice-Chair (Latin American and Caribbean States Group)
  • Ms. Rena Tasuja (Estonia), Vice-Chair-designate (Eastern European States Group)
  • Mr. Rokebul Haque (Bangladesh), Vice-Chair-designate (Asia-Pacific States Group)

WILPF Action:

In preparation for the Session, WILPF works to strengthen meaningful participation of rural women across the conflict spectrum by delivering a statement at the 25 January 2018 CSW62 Multi-Stakeholder meeting in New York and advocating for strengthening language on women's meaningful participation, disarmament and accountability for gender equality and peace in draft agreed conclusions.

During the session, WILPF International will have limited engagement aimed at amplifying experiences and work of our partners and sections from the DRC, Nigeria, Lebanon, Syria, Kenya, the UK, among others, and mobilising youth leadership for intersectional movement building, including through providing a capacity-building training for the WILPF US Student Practicum

Important Information:

More information about the forum and registration process can be found on the UN Women CSW62 web-site.

***Note: NGO CSW/NY has created an online Orientation video series for those who are new to CSW. A new video covering different topics will be released every week. You can find them on the NGO CSW/NY Youtube Channel

For more information, please reach out to Marina Kumskova, WILPF's Women, Peace and Security Programme Associate, at marina@peacewomen.org.