Women's rights: the Business and Professional Women association Concordia SXM presents at the United Nations


CSW68 (Commission on the Status of Women), the main body of the UN, came to an end on March 22, under the priority theme “Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by fighting poverty and strengthening institutions and financing from a gender perspective.

Since 1946, each year, the Commission on the Status of Women is held for 10 days in March, in New York, at the main headquarters of the United Nations and offers the opportunity to examine the progress made in terms of promote gender equality, identify challenges, establish global standards and define policies to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women around the world.

More than 10 representatives of member states, civil society organizations, experts, activists and governments come together with the same goal.

At the end of the session, the Commission adopts agreed conclusions, thus guiding the action of UN Member States for years to come.

CSW plays a key role in promoting women's rights, documenting the reality of their lives around the world and shaping global standards on gender equality and women's empowerment.

Ahead of CSW, the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW) holds the annual Leaders Summit, a leadership training platform for the federation. On this occasion, our representatives from Saint-Martin, the president of the Business and Professional Women Concordia SXM association,  Catherine Magdeleine and the Vice President of Public Relations, Luciana Gomes Yamamoto had the opportunity to undertake through networking and cooperation on a global scale, advocate for the elimination of all discrimination against women, encourage and work together on projects presented by the other subsidiaries of the federation which is now present in more than 100 countries.


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