The commission holds annual meeting at CSW Headquarters in New York. [Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown]

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations said in a statement Tuesday the country has become member of the UN Commission on State of Women (CSW) for the first time.

The membership is limited from 2021 to 2025, according to the statement.

“We thank the members of Economic and Social Council of the United Nations for their positive votes to Afghanistan, acknowledging capacity of women leadership – shown by Afghan women in rebuilding of the country – and values that add support to UN’s activities on areas such as fight for justice and equality,” the statement said.

The Commission on the Status of Women 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.

Every year, the commission holds a 10-day meeting at UN Headquarters in New York to review progress on gender equality and other areas of interest in an international level.


  • Muhammad Arif Sheva holds a B.A degree in Journalism from Int'l Peace Leadership College Rizal, Philippines. Sheva works as an editor and content writer for Khaama Press.