NGEC to represent Kenya in 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
Kenya will be among countries represented in the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women scheduled to take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10th to 21st March 2014.
Representatives from the National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) and the Ministry of Devolution will form a strong Kenyan delegation. Apart from member states, the annual session will also bring together UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
According to UN Women website,(CSW secretariat), this year’s priority theme is “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”.
Participants of the ten day event will deliberate on the following review theme: “Access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work (agreed conclusions from the fifty-fifth session”
Women’s access to productive resources is an emerging issue expected to feature prominently during the event.
Kenya will back-up the 13 members from Africa elected for a four years period. This will include organising and participating in side events to discuss themes of the Commission and other critical gender equality issues.
Eleven member states from Asia, nine from Latin America and Caribbean, eight from Western Europe and other States and four from Eastern Europe complete the current list elected by Economic and Social Council on the basis of equitable geographical distribution.
A calendar of activities is available via this link