Last week, on International Women’s Day, the President of the General Assembly and the United Nations Secretary-General jointly proposed the convening of a global conference on women by the UN in 2015, 20 years after the last women’s summit in Beijing.
From our colleagues at Every Woman Every Child:
The President of the General Assembly and the Secretary-General believe that a world conference on women could review the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. They also believe it could tackle emerging issues, in particular those relating to women and political participation, UN Security Council Resolution 1325 that deals with women and peace and security, equal access to decent work and to decision-making and the involvement of rural women and girls. It could also cover aid effectiveness, food security, trafficking, drugs, migration, environment, climate change and information technology, all of which make an impact on women, and on nations and societies as a whole.
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