The Commission on the Status of Women, now in its 56th Session (2012), has consistently promoted the advancement of women. It has been instrumental in expanding the recognition of women’s rights, in documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, in shaping global policies on gender equality and empowerment of women and in ensuring that the work of the UN is all areas incorporates a gender perspective. It continues to play a critical role by bringing together governments, UN entities, NGOs, and other international and regional organizations to promote women’s rights and advance gender equality.
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In this picture (original caption):
Before opening meeting, from left to right, are: Madame Marie Helene Lefaucheux, of France, Chairman of Commission since 1948, re-elected to-day; Mary Sutherland of United Kingdom; and Olive Remington Goldman, of the United States. The Commission is composed of 15 members representing all regions of the world and is aimed at improving the status of women everywhere.
Photo Date: May 8th, 1950
Photo Credit: UN Photo/MB
Photo Number (NICA): 331751