This year, thousands of activists from around the world took part in the Commission on the Status of Women, in record numbers. A few snapshots of some of their hopes, messages and perspectives.
UN Women's flagship event at CSW59, the dialogue underlined the value of gathering advocates of all ages and identities to pave way forward for the gender equality agenda.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and within the CSW59 framework, Spain along with UN Women and other strategic partners, reviewed and appraised the country’s implementation of the commitments set forth in the Platform for Action.
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At a star-studded event today in New York City, high-powered speakers took the stage to put out a clarion call: a firm expiry date of 2030 for gender inequality, with real equality being nothing short of 50-50. (Also available in Spanish)
The Women’s Empowerment Principles hosted the largest private sector gathering at CSW59, promoting the business case for involving women and supporting strategic partnership to deliver on gender equality.
Empowering adolescent girls and young women through education is the aim – and the name – of a programme launched in New York today by UNESCO, UN Women, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Bank.
The Women in Politics 2015 Map launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women today shows that although the numbers of women in executive government and in parliament continue to inch forward, the slow rate of progress will severely check global development plans due to be adopted later this year.
UN Commission on the Status of Women adopts declaration to accelerate action on 20th anniversary of Beijing World Conference on Women.
The Intergenerational Dialogue is an all-day UN Women side event taking place on 13 March. It aims to galvanize young or up-and-coming gender equality activists as they engage with the leaders of the “Beijing generation” who took part in the Fourth World Conference in 1995.
Capping a week of events around the world, UN Women, the Global Compact and business leaders rang the opening bell of the NASDAQ Stock Exchange in New York to highlight the pivotal role of the private sector in empowering women.
To the refrain “Planet 50-50 by 2030,” thousands sang, chanted and rallied for gender equality during a march to mark International Women’s Day, urging governments to renew commitments to gender equality.
As authoritative global review finds pace of advancement unacceptably slow, UN Women Executive Director calls on leaders to Step It Up, launching initiative to record concrete new commitments. (Also available in Spanish and French)
UN Secretary-General’s report stresses that progress towards women’s rights and empowerment has been unacceptably slow, with stagnation and even regression in some cases.
News prior to CSW59
- 'Step it up' march on 8 March: Take to the streets for gender equality and women’s rights!
- Beijing+20: Regional reviews of progress underway
- “We count on your leadership to tackle the barriers that remain for Arab women” says Executive Director at Beijing+20 regional review for the Arab States
- Latin America and the Caribbean reaffirm commitment to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
- The Asia-Pacific Beijing+20 Ministerial review takes place in Bangkok
- In Addis Ababa, UN Women Deputy Executive Director calls on African leaders to reprioritize gender equality
- “This is a wake-up call,” UN Women Executive Director tells European Beijing+20 Regional Review Meeting