The Committee on Women was established pursuant to ESCWA resolution 240 (XXII) of 17 April 2003, which was endorsed by the United Nations Economic and Social Council in its resolution 2003/9 of 18 July 2004. It monitors developments in member States with regard to the status of women and formulates integrated policy recommendations for their increased empowerment. The Committee also identifies women-related priorities in the programmes of ESCWA and its member States; and follows up on global and regional conferences and coordinates regional efforts to implement their outcomes.
The tenth session of the Committee on Women will discuss progress made on women’s issues by the ESCWA secretariat and member States, and recovery plans to build forward better from the COVID-19 pandemic. A workshop will be held during the session on tools developed by ESCWA to support countries in analysing and designing policies to advance the social and economic situation of women, and implement international commitments in the framework of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, The Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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