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CSW59: 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will focus on Beijing plus 20

The CSW will undertake a review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20 years after its adoption

29.01.2015 |




The main focus of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which will be held in New York’s UN Headquarters from 9 to 20 March 2015, will be on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

Including current challenges that affect its implementation and the achievement of gender equality as well as the empowerment of women, the CSW will undertake a review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20 years after its adoption at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995 in Beijing.

WECF will take part together with partners and organise a parallel event on 13 March 2015 with the title “Finalizing unfinished work of Beijing’s Platform for Action - Can the new global “Sustainable Development Framework” strengthen further implementation of Beijing PfA Chapter K (“women and the environment”) ?”.

WECF statement submitted in October 2014 can be found here……