The UN's 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW64) was held on 9 March 2020 in New York, US. During the meeting, the United Nations adopted a stripped-down political declaration on women's rights. The declaration sought to preserve gains under threat but does not advocate new ways to ensure progress toward equality.
CSW64 is the United Nations' largest gathering on gender equality and women's rights.
It aims to build consensus and commitment to policy actions on this issue.
The adopted declaration will be in line with the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1995, which sought to promote women's emancipation and advancement around the world.
The declaration expressed the UN's concern that overall, progress has not been fast or deep enough, that in some areas progress has been uneven, and that major gaps remain.
The session pledged to fight against human trafficking and modern slavery and other forms of exploitation. It also ensures just treatment and provide support services for all women victims of violence.