Afghanistan Wins Seat at Prestigious UN Commission on Status of Women

H.E. Adela Raz, Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations said in a tweet Tuesday that Afghanistan has won a seat at the United Nations Commission on Status of Women.

She said this is a four-year term – from 2021 to 2025.

AFG wining w/ the highest votes the competitive CSW election today, represents a victory for the process started 19 years ago when, along w/our intl partners, we committed to the empowerment of our women. This is of a critical importance during our Peace Talks to demonstrate 

— Adela Raz (@AdelaRaz) September 15, 2020

Contenders for the seat were Afghanistan, India and China. Afghanistan secured 39 votes, India 38 and China 27.

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.

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.

Source: Ariana News