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Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63)

11-22 March 2019
United Nations HQ, New York (USA)

The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) will take place at the UN HQ, New York from 11 to 22 March 2019. The priority theme for this year is social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Women’s access to social protection schemes is often a key strategy for empowering women and helping low-income families (in particular female-headed households) rise out of poverty. When working on gender through social protection, the nutritional impact of social protection mechanisms can be enhanced by facilitating access to diverse and nutritious foods (e.g. fresh food vouchers, or access to productive assets to produce diverse foods), by improving access to health services (e.g. conditional cash transfers tied to ante-natal care visits or participation in health insurance schemes), and associating nutrition education to the social protection program.

The following is a sampling of side events organized by UNSCN members that work to link nutrition with the 2019 theme:

The organization of work for CSW63, the official documents, and information about side events and activities organized outside the formal programme of the session are available online.


Banner: CSW63, The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women, 11-22 March 2019

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