CSW63 opened March 11 at UN headquarters in New York.
In her opening remarks, CSW chair Geraldine Byrne Nason (Ireland) said, “Achieving gender balance and empowering women and girls takes time, yes, but above all it takes conviction and political courage. … Getting policies right can liberate and empower millions of women and girls. Social security can act as a safety net and as a trampoline. … By considering this theme for the first time ever, this year at CSW we have the opportunity to break new ground, a real chance to agree on new normative standards. We are the only international body that can do this.” (Listen to the full address…)
See the Press Release here