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The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by ECOSOC resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946. The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Agenda Items

  • The Wage Gap Between Genders

The pay gap between men and women around the world looks a little different depending on how you measure it. In Poland, women earn 91 cents for every dollar a man does. In Israel, its 81 cents. In South Korea, women make just 65 cents on a dollar. When someone mentions pay gap, you often hear another phrase as well: ‘’Equal pay for equal work!’’ that makes is sound like women are paid less for doing the same job as men, which means women are paid less just for being a woman. There’s a word for that ‘’D I S C R I M I N A T I O N’’. But a huge body of research from many countries shows that overt pay discrimination only potentially explains a small part of the gender pay gap. As the members of CSW, you will be responsible for further addressing the determinants and work towards eliminating the issue regardless of your gender.

Letter of Under Secretary General

Distinguished participants,
My name is Sıla Deniz Sılaydın and I am more than honoured to be a part of the
MEDMUNTR’20 family, serving as the Under Secretary General of the United Nations
Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW). It is such an exciting experience
knowing that, as I’m writing this letter, future diplomats are going to be the ones to read
this.

In the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals -after the goals of No
Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health & Well Being and Quality Education- we see the
goal of Gender Equality in fifth place followed by reduced Inequalities in tenth place.
Total gender equality is one of the hardest ideal scenes to achieve. In most of the
countries gender equality does not seem to be a major problem and we do not really get
to see what inequalities women face in the media. Unfortunately, in some nations
women are not legally on the same basis as men, in some places women do not have
the chance to go to schools, in some households women are seen as a property instead
of a human being, and in some workplaces women are paid less than men do after
doing the same job causing what we call a wage-gap. In UNCSW, wage-gap is an issue
we will be discussing upon