The 39th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) continued its discussions on preparations for the Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW), to be held in Beijing, China, 4-15 September.
On Monday, 27 March, delegates resumed negotiations on the draft Platform for Action. The Sub-Drafting Group, chaired by Ms. Patricia Licuanan (Philippines), met in the morning to complete their first reading of Chapter II (Global Framework). The Drafting Group, also chaired by Ms. Licuanan, met during an afternoon session to complete their first reading of Chapter V (Institutional Arrangements). An informal- informal group discussed, in closed sessions, Chapter IV (Strategic Objectives and Actions).
On Tuesday and Wednesday, negotiations on all parts of the draft Platform moved into closed informal-informal sessions. A Plenary was held both afternoons to consider draft resolutions under Agenda Items 4 (Programming and Coordination Matters Related to the United Nations and the United Nations System) and 5 (Monitoring the Implementation of the Nairobi Forward-Looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women).