commission on the status of women


topic a: promoting the involvement of women in politics

topic b: Combatting wage inequality and disadvantages for women


The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by Council resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946.


The CSW 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. Adopting multi-year work programmes during its annual two-week session, it primarily monitors the implementation of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, while also making recommendations on ways to accelerate progress and promote women’s enjoyment of their rights in political, economic and social fields.

chair: raluca mateescu

Raluca is a Master’s degree student at KU Leuven, currently majoring in Financial Economics, with the dream of pursuing a diplomatic career related to the financial matters encountered worldwide. As a former Erasmus student at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom coming from Bucharest, Romania, she has graduated with a double bachelor degree in Finance and Investment Banking this year, from both University of Reading and her home university, the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies.


Her MUN career started when she was in high school and this would be her 8th MUN conference and the 5th one as a Chair. This is her first experience in the UN Commission on the status of Women and she is looking forward to this opportunity as she enjoys a dynamic environment when chairing a committee. 


She is thrilled to attend this year’s MUN France conference in Lille, confident that she’ll witness intriguing debates and meet well-prepared delegates. She is also eager to interact and socialise with as many participants as possible, being highly interested in discovering new cultures from all over the world. 

UN Commission on the Status of Women Study Guide
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