TitleFuture organization and methods of work of the Commission on the Status of Women
Decides that, from its 51st session, the Commission will consider one priority theme at each session; decides that each year the Commission will discuss ways and means to accelerate implementation of the previous commitments made with regard to the priority theme; also decides that there will be one outcome to the annual discussions on the priority theme, in the form of agreed conclusions; further decides that each year the Commission will evaluate progress in the implementation of the agreed conclusions on a priority theme from a previous session; decides that the outcome of this evaluation will be in the form of a summary submitted by the Chairperson of the Commission; also decides that the Commission will continue to discuss emerging issues, trends and new approaches to issues affecting the situation of women or equality between women and men that require urgent consideration; decides that the emerging issue will be addressed by an interactive expert panel; decides that non-governmental organizations should be encouraged to participate, to the maximum extent possible, in the work of the Commission; decides that the Commission, at its 53rd session, should review the functioning of its revised methods of work and to discuss the possibility of conducting in 2010 a review and appraisal of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly; further decides that: (a) In 2007, the priority theme will be "The elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child; (b) in 2008, the priority theme will be "Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women"; in 2009, the priority theme will be "The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS".
In : Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 2006, New York, 17 Jan., 7 and 10 Feb., 14 and 22 Mar. and 8 May 2006; resumed organizational session for 2006, New York, 10 and 12 May 2006; substantive session of 2006, Geneva, 3-28 July 2006; resumed substantive session of 2006, New York, 11 Oct., 30 Nov. and 11 and 15 Dec. 2006 - E/2006/99 - p. 24-28 - (ESCOR, 2006, Suppl. no. 1).