The 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the largest convening of companies, governments, and civil society, and the call-to-action is the same for everyone: how are we moving the needle on gender equality and what actions can you take to close the global digital divide?

The UN Global Compact will convene business leaders from across the globe together with leaders from government, civil society, academia and the United Nations to discuss how the private sector can accelerate gender equality and unlock leadership, technological change and innovation to tackle the world’s greatest challenges. Through a series of side events, UN Global Compact participants will offer best practice interventions, representing all regions of the world, proving that there is a way to drive tangible results in the workplace, the marketplace and community.

Pre-CSW events by the UN Global Compact

Countdown to International Women’s Day: A gender equality learning journey 

Through weekly countdown activities from 1 February to 8 March 2023 peers from around the world will be on a journey of highly engaging global and regional learning experience to unpack what holistic action for gender equality looks like in practice. The journey offers a mix of live sessions and on-demand courses to complete at a time convenient for the participant. Courses and materials are offered in multiple languages and time zones. Topics covered include women’s leadership to equal pay and childcare.

Ninth annual Ring the Bell

For the ninth consecutive year, the UN Global Compact will participate in Ring the Bell for Gender Equality — a collaboration of stock exchanges around the world ringing opening or closing bells to celebrate International Women’s Day and promote the Women's Empowerment Principles. The initiative is a partnership between the UN Global Compact, IFC, Sustainable Stock Exchanges, UN Women and the World Federation of Exchanges to raise awareness about the business case for women’s economic empowerment and the opportunities for the private sector to advance gender equality and sustainable development.

UN Global Compact events during the 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Practitioners Roundtable:
The Male Ally Countdown: Taking Effective Action to Engage Men to Propel the Women’s Empowerment Principles

15 March 2023 
UN Headquarters

Business leaders will gather to debate and opine about how the private sector can accelerate gender equality by effectively engaging men as allies in the workplace and beyond. The outcome of the roundtable discussion will be an Action Guide outlining key actions to implement an effective male allyship programme. Invitation-only. 

CEO Roundtable:
A gender equal future of work in the Digital Age 



15 March 2023
UN Headquarters

The UN Global Compact and Champions of Change Coalition will gather global CEOs to reflect on how businesses can guard against exacerbating inequality in the future of work and discuss how the private sector can take advantage of the current disruptions to accelerate progress towards a gender equal future of work. Invitation-only. 

Evening Reception



15 March 2023
UN Headquarters

Following the CEO Roundtable, the UN Global Compact will host a reception giving people an opportunity to enjoy the wonderful company CSW attracts. Expand your network of thinkers and doers and get inspired to drive action in your own organization. Invitation-Only.



Side events hosted by UN Global Compact Local Networks

Digital and financial inclusion in Brazil: an intersectional perspective from the Global South  | Global Compact Network Brazil

16 March 2023

Hosted by Global Compact Network Brazil, this session will focus on the challenges of innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age from an intersectional perspective in the biggest country of Latin America.