Measures taken and progress achieved in the follow-up to the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly: Report of the Secretary-General (A/59/214)


The present report responds to General Assembly resolution 58/148. It reviews steps taken by the Assembly and its Main Committees during its fifty-eighth session to promote the achievement of the goal of gender equality through the gender- mainstreaming strategy. Particular focus is placed on actions taken in relation to the follow-up to the United Nations Millennium Declaration and at major events during the past year. An assessment of the work of the Economic and Social Council in the  coordination segment to review the implementation of agreed conclusions 1997/2 is also provided. Finally, the catalytic role of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women in support of gender mainstreaming in all policies and programmes of the United Nations is addressed. 

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