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. Since its founding in 1946, the CSW has been dedicated to promoting women’s rights while recording the experiences of women across the world and creating standards. It is also the agency responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The Beijing Declaration was implemented in 1995 and provided a comprehensive agenda for the empowerment of women which currently functions as a crucial framework and guidance to promoting and protecting women’s rights. Additionally, the CSW surveils actions taken to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since its adoption in 2015. The SDGs are an expansion and revision of the Millennium Development Goals that aim to realize the human rights of all with a focus on economic, social, and environmental dimensions.
Amalis Córdova-Mustafá is a second-year student in the Milken Institute School of Public Health studying Public Health with a double major in Sociology. She is from Dorado, Puerto Rico where she competed for three years in her school MUN team. She currently works as a research assistant for the Community-Oriented Primary Care Department at Milken. She is very passionate about women's health and policy development back home and abroad. Outside of school and research, she enjoys exploring DC, art, music, and all things vegan food. Amalis is thrilled to be a part of WAMUNC XXIII and is looking forward to meeting all the amazing delegates in the CSW committee.