invited by ECOSOC to submit statements pertaining to the 2018 CSW theme and to discuss the needs and rights of rural women around the world. These sessions will address key areas of concern for rural women including, but not limited to, education; the impact of climate change on agriculture, which undermines women’s access to
critical resources; women’s empowerment in governance and structures; and women’s access to medical care. Further details may be found on UN Women’s website, http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw62-2018.
Brenda L. G. Smith
UNA-USA Westchester Board of Directors