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Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) serves as the principal entity committed to gender equity and the empowerment of women globally. Additionally, the CSW surveils actions taken to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since its adoption in 2015. The 2021 CSW will be the sixty-fifth session of the committee as well as the twenty-sixth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and only four years away from the 2030 SGD target, making it a crucial assembly. This upcoming year, the priority themes regarding the status of women will be freedom from violence in Latin America and achieving the 2030 Goals. More specifically, delegations will discuss violence against women in political conflict, femicide, intimate partner violence, child marriage, and human trafficking. Regarding the latter topic, the SDGs that will be addressed include health and wellbeing, quality education, sustainable cities and communities, as well as decent work and economic growth. Selected member states will collaborate to provide specific and relevant interventions to combat the various forms of violence against women in Latin American states. Finally, delegates will report the status of the 2030 SDGs and devise potential efforts to achieve the established targets in the context of women’s empowerment. To accurately represent the CSW, this committee is drafted to include 32 delegations.