The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) has been meeting annually since 1947, shortly after the founding of the United Nations. At this time, all 15 original members of the organization were present. Issued tackled at this first session included assisting in the drafting of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR) and advocating to cease in the usage of “man” as a synonym for all humans. Today, as we gather for the CSW’s 72nd meeting, women are still not viewed equal to men politically, socially, and economically in most nations of the world. At the Commission’s 2019 meeting, we will be discussing pressing issues in the fight for gender equality including social protection services and sustainable infrastructure for the empowerment of women and girls.