Commission on the Status of Women Director: Samantha Crisanti
The Commission on the Status of Women, a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council, was established on June 21, 1946. The committee’s main goals include promoting women’s rights, shaping global standards on gender equality, and the empowerment of women. Over the past decades, CSW has made great strides in its international mission to reach gender equality. The Commission on the Status of Women’s priority theme is women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development, also known as Women and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. In committee, delegates will be required to exemplify their knowledge of their countries gender inequality, as well as recognize the key issues needed to be addressed. Further, delegates must understand the abilities and limits of the Commission, and collaborate with other delegates in order to create resolutions to resolve the two pressing issues regarding gender inequality today.
Topic 1: Violence Against Women in Armed Conflict Topic 2: Rights of Female Migrant Workers