Side events of the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 14 to 25 March 2022. Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSW66 will take place in a hybrid format. All side events and parallel events will be fully virtual.

  • Priority theme: Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes;
  • Review theme: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work (agreed conclusions of the sixty-first session).

 

At the CSW66, UNIDO and UN Women, the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) and the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA) will co-host two events. Bringing together government officials, international organization representatives, private sector entities and civil society members, the events will discuss how the sustainable energy transition must be gender-responsive to effectively address the climate crisis.

The Gender and Energy Compact: Catalyzing action for a just, inclusive and gender-responsive energy transition

March 18, 2022 | 8 – 9 am EST  | 1 – 2 pm CET
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The energy transition is central to addressing the climate crisis. It can’t be achieved unless women can equally lead, participate in and benefit from sustainable energy.

This event provides a platform for signatories and supporters of the “Gender and Energy Compact”, launched at the 2021 High-Level Dialogue on Energy (currently 8 governments and 47 (inter)national development, private sector and civil society entities), to present their strategies, commitments and lessons learned for gender-responsive sustainable energy and climate action.

The event will be followed by an interactive peer-to-peer networking meeting between signatories and stakeholders to inspire development of individual action(s).

Peer-to-Peer Networking Meeting at CSW66

March 18, 2022 | 9:15 – 10 am EST | 2:15 – 3 pm CET
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The “Gender and Energy Compact”, launched at the 2021 High-Level Dialogue on Energy brings together currently 8 governments and 47 (inter)national development, private sector and civil society entities, for gender-responsive sustainable energy and climate action.

This event provides an interactive platform for signatories and supporters of the “Gender and Energy Compact” to inspire development of individual action(s). There will be space for signatories to exchange experiences, ask questions to the compact coalition partners and to experts from UN Energy as well as to share their thoughts on the way forward of the gender and energy compact.