Policy paper

UK statement on the UN Commission on the Status of Women

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This document sets out the UK position on improving the lives of women and girls globally.



The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the key global policy forum for the advancement of women. It meets every year at the UN Headquarters in New York to debate and agree global action to improve women’s lives.

The 58th CSW takes place between from 10 to 21 March 2014. This statement sets out how the UK is taking a leading role in working to ensure that CSW58 culminates in a common set of global standards to protect women and girls.