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Preparations

For information about previous review and appraisal processes for the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, click here. For the mandate for the 20-year review, see Economic and Social Council resolution 2013/18.

National-level review of implementation

States are called upon to undertake comprehensive national-level reviews of the progress made and challenges encountered in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly. Governments should collaborate with relevant stakeholders at all levels of preparations for the 2015 review so as to benefit from their experience and expertise. They should continue to support the role and contribution of civil society, in particular non-governmental organizations and women’s organizations, in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

National reviews should cover trends, achievements and remaining gaps and challenges, as well as future plans to accelerate implementation at the national level.

The regional commissions will use the national reviews to prepare regional assessment reports over the course of 2014. All States are invited to complete their national reviews by 1 May 2014.

National reviews will also contribute to the global review and appraisal that UN Women will prepare and submit to the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59).

UN Women and the regional commissions have developed a common guidance note to assist in and facilitate the preparation of these national reviews.

Retrieve the guidance note: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.

Please note: All documents are in PDF format, and are available in the original language submitted by the respective Member States and Observer States, and any translations if available.


Regional 20-year review processes

Regional review processes—which involve the preparation of regional reports and the organization of regional intergovernmental meetings—are being undertaken in all five regions by the United Nations regional commissions:

The outcomes of these regional review processes will feed into the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in March 2015.

Global review process during CSW59

Information about the global review will be added as it becomes available. The session is tentatively scheduled to take place from 9 to 20 March 2015, at United Nations Headquarters in New York.