Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women is a global policy-making body within the United Nations Economic and Social Council, dedicated to gender equality and advancement of women. 

Each year UN member states meet to discuss and evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide. The principal output is the agreed conclusions on priority themes set for each year. 

On 14 March 2019, the Hon Julie Anne Genter, Minister for Women, delivered New Zealand’s National Statement at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York.