UN Commission on Status of Women opens annual session
The Commission on the Status of Women opened its 2014 Session on 10 March at UN Headquarters in New York with a focus on development,education and reproductive rights.
More than 6,000 registered representatives of the 193 Member States, UN and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will discuss the challenges and achievements in the implementation of the eight anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ahead of the 2015 deadline.

More than 135 events organized by UN agencies will be held at Headquarters, alongside the official meetings of the Commission. According to UN Women, an additional 300 parallel events will be hosted by the NGO community close to the UN premises.

The Commission will conclude on 21 March. A final discussion document will contribute to shaping a future development agenda, with some participants asking for a stand-alone goal on women’s empowerment in the post-2015 development agenda.

More information: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day/

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