UN Commission Commits to Building ‘Level Playing Field’ for Women and Girls


The 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) took place at the United Nations (U.N.) on March 11–29, 2019. NCFR's U.N. Representatives, Mihaela Robila, Ph.D., CFLE, and Bahira Sherif Trask, Ph.D., were in attendance.

The goal of the commission was to discuss ways to safeguard and improve women’s and girls’ access worldwide to social protection systems, public services, and sustainable infrastructure. This greater access must also be designed "to prevent discrimination and create a ‘level playing field’ for women and girls," according to a press release.

The two-week meeting concluded with agreed conclusions, negotiated by all member states, that puts forth concrete measures to ensure women’s social protection, mobility, safety, and access to economic opportunities. A list of key recommendations from these conclusions has been made available.

Full session outcomes and closing remarks can also be found on the UN Women website, along with a curated collection of photos, videos, and stories from CSW63.