66th Session of CSW

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Pakistani delegate participated in the 66th Session of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW). During the summit is affirmed that Pakistan climate policies recognize women’s disadvantages and how they have to be facilitated in their productive, reproductive, and caregiving roles. The Commission on the Status of Women is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. It is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The priority theme for this year’s deliberations is, ‘Climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies, and programs: advancing gender equality through holistic and integrated actions from global to local”. Pakistan also pledge to integrate a gender perspective in key sectors, primarily agriculture, economy, forest and biodiversity, coastal management, energy, and transportation, “inclusion of women in decision-making processes is critical for effective climate action as they possess unique knowledge and experience, particularly at the local level. Noting that the “unprecedented emergencies of the climate crisis, pollution, desertification, and biodiversity loss, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of new and ongoing conflicts, have accelerated and intensified into widespread and interlinked crises that affect us all,” he told the Commission that the damage would not be meted out equally. CSW’s work remains “essential” in strengthening the global framework for gender equality, empowerment of women, and advising policy-makers on how to advance these important goals in an integrated and cross-cutting manner.

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