WAGGGS at the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women

WAGGGS has been attending the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for many years now with a delegation of girls and young women from all CSW delegates at Young Women's Caucusaround the world. The CSW is the main global policy-making body dedicated to gender equality and the advancement of women and girls, and every year all UN Member States come together in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality in relation to a priority theme. As the largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women in the world, WAGGGS attends the conference to continue advocating for the rights of girls and young women and to ensure that young women have an impact in these global decision-making forums. 

This year, for the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the theme is “the challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”.

WAGGGS has been working on the Millennium Development Goals since 2008, through its Global Action Theme and World Thinking Day, so is in a unique position, with a wealth of experience from all corners of the globe, to share how the MDGs have impacted girls and young women and what challenges they have faced. 

This year’s delegation is made up of nine physical delegates and nine remote delegates. The delegation is currently attending training webinars, supporting the planning of the conference in Policy, Communications and Actions function groups and approaching decision-makers in their countries with our key messages and policy positions.

At the beginning of March the physical delegates will meet for the first time in New York to raise the voice of 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, supported by the remote delegates who will focus on engaging their Member Organisations with WAGGGS activities at the conference.

How can you get involved?

Read the delegate biographies and follow their blog posts and videos once the physical delegates reach New York.

If you are a Member Organisation and you would like to engage with the process, you can download the briefing document specifically created for our Member Organisations.


Watch this space for more updates!