27 February - 9 March 2012: Commission on the Status of Women, 56th session
The fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 27 February to 9 March 2012. Representatives from Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world will attend the session. The two-week session will include a high-level round table, interactive dialogues and panels, and parallel events. The 2012 session will focus on the following key areas. The priority theme will be the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges. The review theme will be financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women. An emerging issues for discussion is to be determined inter-sessionally.

More information: http://www.unwomen.org/how-we-work/csw/

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