Media Advisory: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Participate in the UN Commission on the Status of Women Side Events 

United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
March 15, 2022


The 66th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is taking place March 14-25, 2022.  With a focus on gender equity and the empowerment of women and girls, CSW is the UN’s second largest annual convening of activists, academics, government officials, and policy makers. Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, all side events and parallel events will take place virtually.

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, is the U.S. Head of Delegation. Ambassador Lisa Carty, U.S. Representative to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, is the Alternate Representative.

Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will deliver the national statement on behalf of the United States at the General Discussion on March 16, during CSW high-level week.

Side Events

March 16, 8:30 a.m. EDT “Renewing Democracy: A Global Partnership to end Online Harassment and Abuse”: Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield and Jennifer Klein, Director and Chair of the White House Gender Policy Council, will provide remarks at a U.S. hosted, high-level side event featuring a panel of survivors and activists who will discuss online violence; calling attention to how it not only threatens the safety and the enjoyment of rights of individual women and other marginalized groups, but also undermines the strength of democracies through targeted harassment of women and LGBTQI+ politicians, activists, journalists and other key members of civil society. This event is co-sponsored by the National Democratic Institute.

March 23, 3 p.m. EDT “A Conversation with Syrian Women”: Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield and Ambassador Carty will attend this side-event, which brings together a wide cross-section of Syrian activists who are working on issues like reintegration for former detainees and ensuring women have a seat at the table in the Constitutional Committee and Syria’s political future. This event is sponsored by The Syrian Women’s Political Movement.

Additionally, the Alternate Representative will participate in one Interactive Dialogue session.

March 22: Ambassador Carty will represent the United States in the Priority Theme Interactive Expert Dialogue on “Building Resilient Futures: bridging the gap between the physical science and social science communities to advance gender equality in the context of climate change, environment and disaster risk reduction.”