Where can I find information on the members of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)?
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2018     Views: 23

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is one of the functional commissions of the Economic and Social Council. (ECOSOC).

Each year, ECOSOC issues an official document entitled:  "Election of members of the functional commissions of the Economic and Social Council" in which the current members of all the functional commissions are listed in the annex.  The current membership is issued in document: E/2018/1

Membership of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is also annexed in the Annotated provisional agenda and proposed organization of work for each session -- with designated symbol formulated as follows: E/CN.6/YYYY/1 except in earlier years --1984-1985 where the documents were issued in  A/CONF.116/PC/INF.3  and A/CONF.116/PC/INF.5 respectively.  

Current membership is available in document E/CN.6/2018/1

CSW membership comprises 45 Member States elected by ECOSOC on the basis of equitable geographical distribution as follows:

  • 13 members from African 
  • 11 from Asia
  • 9 from Latin America and Caribbean
  • 8 from Western Europe and other States 
  • 4 from Eastern Europe. Members are elected for four-year terms.

New members are elected for a four-year term when a term of the incumbent expires.

See UNBISNET search results below for the annotated provisional agenda and proposed organization of Work for each [CSW] session and Election of members of the functional commissions of the Economic and Social Council.

Attached is the annex to E/CN.6/2018/1 which lists the current CSW members and end of their terms.



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