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CSW59 Highlight
In Focus: Beijing+20 at CSW59

From 9-20 March 2015, the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will review progress and remaining challenges in implementing the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20 years on. More

  • International Women's Day 2015

    The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, is the clarion call of UN Women’s Beijing+20 campaign “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!” More

  • Beijing+20: A world mobilized

    With new infographics and an interactive map, we shine a spotlight on the voices of global citizens which have been compiled over the past several months on the dedicated website for UN Women's campaign to mark the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. More

  • Beijing+20 Review Latin America and Caribbean

    Beijing+20: Regional reviews

    In the lead-up to the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, representatives from Member States and civil society are hosting regional reviews to assess progress and challenges in implementing this landmark blueprint for women’s rights. More

  • In Focus: The Education and Training of Women

    As part of UN Women's coverage of each of the 12 critical areas of concern of the Beijing Platform for Action, we highlight how educating women and girls is a lifeline to a better future for all and the key to empowered societies and flourishing economies. More

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    UN Women action to confront the Ebola crisis

    UN Women is facilitating mobilization and information efforts targeting women and coordinating UN efforts to address gender within the response to the Ebola crisis. More

  • Interactive Timeline: 2014 Year in Review

    From the passing of one of the Arab region's most progressive constitutions enshrining women's rights to legislation providing redress to wartime survivors of sexual violence, we highlight some of this year's gender equality achievements. More

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CSW 12 Critical Areas

Read more about UN Women's work to ensure that each of the Beijing Declaration's 12 critical areas of concern become a reality for women and girls everywhere. More

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“We call on countries to ‘step it up’ for gender equality”

In her message for International Women's Day 2015, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says gender parity must be reached before 2030, so that the sluggish trajectory of progress can be reversed that condemns a child born today to wait 80 years before they see an equal world. She calls on all countries to “step it up” for gender equality, to reach ‘Planet 50-50’ before 2030. More

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Close the gap!

Picture it: A world without a gender gap. Imagine a world where gender equality is a reality for every woman and girl. What would your world look like?