Step it Up: Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Twenty years ago, in September 1995, the world came together in Beijing, China, for the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. Adopted on that occasion, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action articulated a powerful vision for women and girls to have equal rights and opportunities and to live their lives free from want, fear and violence.

This book compiles the concrete steps and measures to achieve gender equality under UN Women’s “Step It Up” initiative, pledged by 72 Heads of State and Government who came together at the Global Leaders' Meeting in September 2015, on the occasion of the Beijing Platform for Action's twentieth anniversary.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Beijing Platform for Action; Partnerships

Resource type: Brochures; Books

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2016

Number of pages: 151