The 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York, 4 - 15 March, 2013. The provisional theme will be "Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls". Representatives from Member States, UN entities, and NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) from all regions of the world will attend the session. The two-week session will include a high-level round table, interactive dialogues and panels, and parallel events.
The 2013 session will focus on the following key areas:
Priority Theme: Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls
Review Theme: The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS