CSW60 analysis report by Lakshmi Puri, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women - ‘Driving the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’
Reflections and looking ahead:
9. Looking forward & planning ahead
Next year, the sixty first session of CSW will focus on “Women’s economic empowerment and the changing world of work”. This will be an important opportunity for normative landing of the recommendations of the High Level Panel of the S-G on Women’s Economic Empowerment and for advancing key aspects of the commitments in AC of CSW 60, the BPfA and 2030 Agenda on the subject. The Panel which held its first consultative meeting during CSW60 consists of business leaders, politicians, academics and civil society and will be presenting its final report around the time of CSW 61. The roadmap for preparations of CSW 61 is being drawn up and IGSD will inform all concerned of what is expected of them.
We have to work through mitigation strategies on the reservations and political / cultural / religious aspects of some of the issues surrounding women’s human rights. As always, pre-CSW preparations are essential and engaging Member States individually and in blocs on the CSW priority theme, noting their concerns and where possible addressing those concerns proved successful to the outcome of CSW60 and will also guide us for CSW 61. Ensuring that regional consultations at ministerial levels are held in all regions are well planned and the outcomes are transmitted to negotiating teams here to maintain a high standards outcome will be crucial.