Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) session & side events

3 March 2009

The 54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place in New York between 1 and 12 March 2010. It will undertake a review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 15 years after adoption ("Beijing +15"). The BPfA highlights the importance of gender equality, outlines 12 critical areas of concern and recommends actions and targets for governments and other partners.

A number of side events are planned to take place alongside CSW54, including:

WHO panel: "What would it take to make health systems work better for women?"
10:50-12:30, Wednesday 3 March 2010
Manhattan Room, Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, New York City

The evidence in the WHO report "Women and Health" highlights the need to strengthen health systems so that they are better geared to meet women's needs across the life-course. This panel will discuss topics including:

  • 15 years after Beijing: where are we going from here with health systems?;
  • Women and health: today's evidence tomorrow's agenda;
  • Primary health care renewal: to be and what to be?;
  • and A donor perspective on gender dimensions of health systems strengthening.

Evening reception on adolescent girls hosted by the United Nations Foundation
Wednesday 3 March 2010
Millennium UN Plaza Hotel

The United Nations Foundation proposes to host a high-level event to celebrate the joint statement of UN agencies on adolescent girls and preview the United Nations Foundation’s public campaign on adolescent girls forthcoming in spring 2010.