Participation of the Philippines to the Annual UN CSW Sessions



61st Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW61) (2017)



The Philippine delegation to the UN CSW61 at the Philippines’ Permanent Mission in New York, March 2017

Priority ThemeWomen’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
Review ThemeChallenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)
Emerging Issue/ Focus AreaEmpowerment of indigenous women
Agencies in the Philippine DelegationPCW (as Head of Delegation)DFAARMM Regional Legislative Assembly (RLA)Commission on Human Rights (CHR)Commission on Audit (COA)Department of Agriculture (DA)Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)Department of Budget and Management (DBM)Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)Department of Science and Technology (DOST)Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO)Office of Civil Defense (OCD)Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and DevelopmentCoca Cola Far East Limited (CCFEL)Toboso P4MP Organization as the National Awardee of the 2016 DA Search for Outstanding Rural WomenWomanHealth PhilippinesWomen and Gender Institute (WAGI), Miriam College
PH-led Side EventsThe Road to IP Women EmpowermentWomen in Emergencies: Towards Promoting and Protecting their Rights#Here4Her: Making Reintegration Work for Filipino Migrant Workers
PH InterventionsPH Country Statement delivered by PCW Chair Rhodora Masilang-Bucoy

PH Ministerial Statement on RTD 4: Full and Productive Employment and Decent Work For All: How can SDG 8 be realized for women by 2030?
Agreed ConclusionsWomen’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work: 2017 CSW Agreed Conclusions

62nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW62) (2018) 



Priority ThemeChallenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls
Review ThemeParticipation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women (Agreed Conclusions of the forty-seventh session)
Agencies in the Philippine DelegationPCW (as Head of Delegation)DFACommission on Human Rights (CHR)Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)Municipality of Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur (LGU)National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC)Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK)/ National Rural Women CoalitionWomen Empowerment Movement – Rural Improvement Club (WEMRIC) – Zamboanga del SurUnyon ng mga Manggagawa ng AgrikulturaPekpungunan Lebun Subanen Women’s Organization
Side EventsAgree to Agri: Unearthing the Power of Rural WomenAgainst All Odds: Rural Women’s Resilience and Resistance in Confronting Externalities
PH InterventionsPH Country Statement delivered by PCW Chair Rhodora Masilang-Bucoy (link TBC)
Agreed ConclusionsChallenges and Opportunities in Achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls

63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW63) (2019)



Priority ThemeSocial protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls
Review ThemeWomen’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session)
Agencies in the Philippine DelegationPCW (as Head of Delegation)DFACommission on Human Rights (CHR)Commission on Higher Education (CHED)Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)Center for Legislative Development InternationalPambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK)/ National Rural Women CoalitionUniversity of Southern Philippines Foundation as expert on trafficking in persons
Side Events·       Silver Linings: Social Protection and Empowerment of Ageing Women
PH InterventionsPH Country Statement delivered by PCW Chair Rhodora Masilang-Bucoy (link TBC)
Agreed ConclusionsSocial Protection Systems, Access to Public Services and Sustainable Infrastructure for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls

64th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW64) (2020)



Due to the global escalation of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the CSW session was not implemented as usual.  The Commission convened on 9 March 2020 with New York-based delegations only for a meeting that included opening statements followed by the adoption of the draft Political Declaration. The session was then suspended until further notification.

ThemeThe main focus of the session will be on the review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 25 years after its adoption (BPfA +25). The review will include an assessment of current challenges that affect the implementation of the Platform for Action and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and its contribution towards the full realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
PH InterventionsPH Country Statement drafted for PCW Chair Rhodora Masilang-Bucoy (please see attachment)
Political DeclarationDraft Resolution Submitted by the Chair of CSW