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United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was established in 1946 as an intergovernmental commission under the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). CSW concerns itself exclusively with gender equality and the advancement of women. CSW plays a critical role in evaluating progress as well as identifying roadblocks and issues related to gender equality. Annual reports to ECOSOC provide a holistic view of women's rights in economic, political, civil, social, and educational fields. Since its creation, CSW has taken on additional responsibilities, including mainstreaming a gender perspective in UN activities. Membership is represented at any given time by ...