jueves, 1 de septiembre de 2011

Fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from Monday, 27 February to Friday, 9 March 2012.


The Bureau for the 56th session comprises the following members:
  • H.E. Ms. Marjon V. Kamara (Liberia) of the African States Group, Chair
  • Nomination pending, Asian States Group, Vice-Chair
  • Ms. Irina Velichko (Belarus) of the Eastern European States Group, Vice-Chair
  • Mr. Carlos Enrique García González (El Salvador) of the Latin American and Caribbean States Group, Vice-Chair
  • Nomination pending, Western European and other States Group, Vice-Chair


Priority theme
The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges
Review theme
Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women (agreed conclusions from the fifty-second session)


UN Women in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and World Food Programme (WFP) will convene an expert group meeting (EGM) on 'Enabling rural women's economic empowerment: institutions, opportunities and participation' from 20 to 23 September, 2011 in Accra, Ghana.
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A preparatory expert panel on the priority theme was held during the fifty-fifth session of the Commission on Thursday, 24 February 2011.
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