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WECF and WEDO join hands in Call of Action letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

On behalf of the Rio+20 Womenís Major Group, WECF and WEDO appeal the U.S. Secretary of State to address U.S. negotiating positions currently jeopardizing a strong RIO+20 Summit outcome document

24.04.2012 |WECF news




The United Statesí current positions on various key  paragraphs and issues regarding womenís rights and gender equality within the Rio+20 draft document have raised concern amongst many member organizations of the Womenís Major Group, especially in light of ongoing negotiations leading up to the Rio+20 Summit in June 2012.

The U.S. currently proposes deleting concrete targets designed to increase womenís leadership to at least 40 percent, removing proposals regarding human rights and equity, such as the reaffirmation of womenís vital role in sustainable development and universal access to safe, sufficient and nutritious food, and incorporating trade proposals that would be extremely detrimental to smallholder women farmers in developing countries.

In light of Hillary Rodham Clintonís leadership and commitments to womenís rights and gender equality, WECF and WEDO have asked her to use her power to reverse the aforementioned U.S. positions.

Please see here the full letter.


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