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Thursday, 24 November 2011

“The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges”

Commission on the Status of Women
Fifty-fifth session
22 February – 4 March 2011
 

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“The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges”

General Discussion 

Priority theme


Key policy initiatives and capacity-building on gender mainstreaming: focus on science and technology 

Evaluation of progress in the implementation of the agreed conclusions on “The elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child”

Gender equality and sustainable development
Elimination of preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and the empowerment of women 

The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges 

Gender statistics: Challenges and new directions 



Regional Groups:

Argentina on behalf of the Group of 77 and China
Bahamas on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Chile on behalf of the Rio Group
Hungary on behalf of the European Union
Indonesia on behalf of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Kiribati on behalf of the Pacific Islands Forum Group
Mozambique on behalf of the African Group
Namibia on behalf of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Nauru on behalf of the Pacific Small Island Developing States



Member States:

Afghanistan
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Botswana
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic
Chile
China
Congo
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Guinea
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Islamic Republic of Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mexico
Morocco
Namibia
Nepal
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay (English | Spanish)
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar (Arabic | English)
Republic of Korea
Russian Federation
Saint Lucia
Senegal
South Africa
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Spain
Sudan
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United Republic of Tanzania
United States of America
Uruguay
Viet Nam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe


Permanent observers:

Holy See
Organization of the Islamic Conference
Palestine


UN entities:

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
United Nations Regional Commissions


Other intergovernmental organizations:

African Union Commission
International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
Partners in Population and Development (PPD)


Non-governmental organizations:

American Association of University Women, Girl Scouts of the United States of America, Girl Learn International, Inc., Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, School Sisters of Notre Dame, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, The Salvation Army and Passionists International
Asia Pacific Women's Watch (APWW)
Education International (EI), Public Services International (PSI), Internatinoal Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
International Network of Liberal Women
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
International Public Policy Institute, National Alliance for Women and Women's Intercultural Network
Latin American Caucus
Middle East Caucus
NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY
Rural Development Leadership Network
Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (OSMTH)
Soroptimist International
Young Women's Caucus

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