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25 years after Beijing: A review of the UN system’s support for the implementation of the Platform for Action, 2014–2019

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This report is a first-of-its-kind initiative of the United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE), the single largest network of gender focal points in the UN system. It presents a critical stocktaking of 51 UN entities’ support to the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2014–2019.

The digital revolution: Implications for gender equality and women’s rights 25 years after Beijing

Friday, August 7, 2020

The digital revolution brings immense potential to improve social and economic outcomes for women. Yet, it also poses the risk of perpetuating existing patterns of gender inequality. This report begins by outlining a conceptual framework for understanding the mutual shaping relationship between gender and technology. It then focuses on three areas to identify opportunities and risks in the digital revolution: education, work, and social/welfare services.

Democratic backsliding and the backlash against women’s rights: Understanding the current challenges for feminist politics

Friday, June 5, 2020

In this paper, we propose a conceptual framework to discuss two interrelated realms: backsliding on gender equality policies and the emerging political space for feminist responses to this backsliding. We illustrate our framework with empirical observations from three Central and Eastern European countries: Croatia, Hungary, and Poland. We aim to contribute to an understanding of the gendered aspects of de-democratization and the functioning of illiberal democracies.

Feminist perspectives on the 2030 Agenda in Ecuador: Selective engagement, inclusions and omissions

Thursday, March 26, 2020

This paper examines how the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has been integrated into the national debate on gender equality in Ecuador. It identifies which policies from the Agenda have been taken into account and which have been rejected. It also examines how the actors involved in clarifying the scope of these policies—women’s movements, sexual diversity organizations, public officials, and UN agencies—have coordinated their activities with the Agenda.

Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

Monday, May 6, 2019

On the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women’s “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future” campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and violence against women and girls, health care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and in decision-making in all areas of life.

A short history of the Commission on the Status of Women

Friday, February 1, 2019

This short history of the Commission on the Status of Women from its inception in 1946 to today highlights the Commission’s advocacy for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. It summarizes the Commission’s key achievements in developing the global legal and normative framework, and in advancing its follow-up and implementation at the national level, for the benefit of women and girls everywhere.

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

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

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.

Ending Violence Against Women: From the Beijing Platform for Action to the Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The following booklet contains relevant sections of the principal international agreements over the past 20 years where countries have committed to responding to violence against women and girls, from the Beijing Platform for Action to the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals.

Training for Gender Equality: Twenty Years On

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Training for Gender Equality: Twenty Years On analyses how training for gender equality has evolved from the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action (PFA) to the present day.

Beijing+20: Past, present and future. The representation of women and the United Nations system

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Beijing Platform for Action mandates the full participation of women in the decision-making, including within the UN system. Twenty years later, statistical trends and future projections on representation within the UN system are analysed, and action points to overcome obstacles and accelerate progress are presented.

Summary Report: The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action turns 20

Friday, February 20, 2015

Progress, challenges and lessons learned on realizing gender equality, the empowerment of women and human rights of women and girls in the post-2015 context are analysed in this summary of the Report of the Secretary-General on the 20-year review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, prepared by UN Women.

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, Beijing +5 Political Declaration and Outcome

Monday, January 19, 2015

Considered the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women's rights, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action has been reprinted in this special edition, which also includes a copy of the political declaration reached at the 23rd special session of the General Assembly in 2000, which reviewed progress towards the Platform for Action five years after its adoption.

Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and full implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (A/RES/65/191)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on the follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and full implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly.

Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and full implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (A/RES/64/141)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on the follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and full implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly.

Measures taken and progress achieved in 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/63/217)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 62/137, provides information on follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women. The report also assesses, as requested by the Economic and Social Council in resolution 2006/9, the impact of the input of the Commission on the Status of Women on discussions within the United Nations system.

Measures taken and progress achieved in 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/62/178)

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 61/45, the present report provides information on follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women by examining the extent to which intergovernmental  bodies have paid attention to gender perspectives in their work. The report also assesses, as requested by the Economic and Social Council in its resolution 2006/9, the impact of the input of the Commission on the Status of Women to discussions within the United Nations system.

Measures taken and progress achieved in 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/61/174)

Friday, July 21, 2006

The present report responds to General Assembly resolution 60/140. It reviews steps taken by the Assembly during its sixtieth session to promote the achievement of gender equality through the gender mainstreaming strategy, by assessing the extent to which resolutions have taken into account gender perspectives and made specific recommendations for action. The report reviews from a gender perspective the resolutions submitted by the committees of the Assembly as well as outcomes of major events, including the 2005 World Summit, the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society, and the High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS. It further reviews the extent to which selected documentation, submitted as reports and notes of the Secretary-General, has supported attention to gender perspectives in the deliberations and outcomes of the Assembly.

Measures taken and progress achieved in 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/61/174)

Friday, July 21, 2006

The present report responds to General Assembly resolution 60/140. It reviews steps taken by the Assembly during its sixtieth session to promote the achievement of gender equality through the gender mainstreaming strategy, by assessing the extent to which resolutions have taken into account gender perspectives and made specific recommendations for action. The report reviews from a gender perspective the resolutions submitted by the committees of the Assembly as well as outcomes of major events, including the 2005 World Summit, the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society, and the High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS. It further reviews the extent to which selected documentation, submitted as reports and notes of the Secretary-General, has supported attention to gender perspectives in the deliberations and outcomes of the Assembly.

Measures taken and progress achieved in 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/60/170)

Friday, July 29, 2005

The present report responds to General Assembly resolution 59/168. It reviews steps taken by the Assembly and its Committees during its fifty-ninth session to promote the achievement of gender equality through the gender mainstreaming strategy. The report reviews outcomes of major events during the past year and assesses the extent to which the reports of the Secretary-General and the resolutions of the Assembly have taken into account gender perspectives and made specific recommendations for action, in particular in relation to follow-up to major summits and conferences, including the United Nations Millennium Summit. The report also assesses gender perspectives in the preparations for the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society, which is to be held in Tunis in November 2005.

Measures taken and progress achieved in the follow-up to and implementation of the Fourth World Conference on Women and to the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, with an assessment of progress made on mainstreaming a gender perspective within the United Nations system: Report of the Secretary-General (E/CN.6/2005/3)

Friday, December 10, 2004

The present report, submitted in response to Commission on the Status of Women resolution 48/4 and General Assembly resolution 59/168, outlines achievements and good practices in United Nations entities in implementing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly.

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