By Ahlam Ben Saga
By Ahlam Ben Saga
Rabat – Morocco will participate in the 62nd session of Commission on Status of Women (CSW) held in United Nations headquarters in New York from March 12-23.
Morocco will take part in the 62nd annual session of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW), according to a communiqué from the Ministry of Social Development, Family and Solidarity, as reported by MAP.
Minister of Social Development, Family and Solidarity Bassima Hakkouni will represent Morocco with support from a Moroccan delegation.
The 62nd session of CSW highlights the theme “Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls.”
Chair of UN’s 62nd CSW, H.E. Geraldine Byrne Nason, formally welcomed participants to the session, addressing representatives of governments and civil society, women’s and youth organizations, media, and the private sectors from all over the world.
“Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from different regions of the world will participate,” CSW62 emphasized.
Nason urged the addressees to join CSW62 in changing the status quo for women and girls in rural areas, insisting that more efforts should be made to achieve the Beijing Platform for Action and to accelerate the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
“I hope that we can deliver a clear and an actionable outcome, I really want us to take home a result that we can all implement, and above all, one that will make a positive difference in the situation of rural women and girls, […] [to make] gender equality a reality,” she said.
The outcomes of the 47th session themed, “Participation in and Access of Women to the Media, and Information and Communications Technologies and their Impact on and Use as an Instrument for the Advancement and Empowerment of Women” will be reviewed at the end of the session.
Established in 1946, CSW is a global intergovernmental body of the United Nations, devoted to the empowerment of women and the promotion of gender equality.