Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59)
The fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2015. Representatives of Member States , UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world attend the session. At the Fourth World Conference of Women in 1995 the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was developed. Twenty years on from this declaration the main focus of CSW59 will be to review the implementation of this declaration and the challenges that affect its implementation. CSW59 will also address opportunities for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women in the post-2015 development agenda.