Brunei Darussalam reaffirms commitment to implement the Beijing Platform for Action

Brunei Darussalam’s long-standing policy to provide universal access to education has given girls and women equal opportunities to upgrade their knowledge and skills, and attain employment in various professional fields. The country will continue making efforts to protect women's rights through legislation and plans of action, and will review these as necessary. It serves on a regional commission on promoting and protecting the rights of women and children, and pledges efforts to fulfil international responsibilities as demonstrated by its commitment to the Millennium Development Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals as well as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Speaking at the Global Leaders' Meeting on 27 September 2015, Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah said: “I'm pleased to reaffirm our commitment towards implementing the objectives of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.”