ungeneva#OnThisDay in 1948, the United Nations opened the Second Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. This fifteen-member functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The Commission prepares recommendations and reports to the Council on promoting women's rights in political, civil, social and educational fields.
In 2017, the Commission's priority theme is "Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work". Pictured here, arriving for the opening of the Second Session of the Commission on the Status of Women are, left to right: Minerva Bernardino, Dominican Republic, representing the Inter-American Commission on Women; Bodil Begtrup, Denmark; Alice Kandalft Cosma, Syria; Amalia C. de Castillo Ledon, Mexico, and Dorothy Kenyon, United States of America. 📷 UN Photo Archive, 5 January 1948.
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- iam_sunnyside007Wishing them a successful session.
- mieville99It saddens me to know that, after almost 70 years, we are still talking about gender equality, empowerment, women's rights in various fields. This is an agenda item that should have been resolved ages ago.
- givoglobalVery cool
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