New Zealand is a member of the Commission on the Status of Women. (CSW). CSW is a global policy-making body within the United Nations Economic and Social Council, dedicated to gender equality and advancement of women.
The member states of CSW meet in March each year and the principal output is the agreed conclusions on priority themes set for each year. Member States and observers also evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide.