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Date: Wednesday, 30 September 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.
Date: Friday, 1 February 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.
Date: Tuesday, 22 September 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.
Date: Monday, 9 March 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.
Date: Friday, 20 February 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.
Date: Monday, 19 January 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.
Date: Tuesday, 1 January 2013
This report illustrates initiatives that have engaged men and boys in the promotion of gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights. The report presents lessons learned in the areas of evidence and data on engaging men and boys; research and tools for working with men and boys; advocacy and partnership building; support at policy and institutional levels; and engaging men and boys at the community and individual levels.
Date: Thursday, 3 March 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.
Date: Thursday, 1 July 2010
This document outlines the rationale for using policy approaches to engage men in achieving gender equality, reducing health inequities, and improving women’s and men’s health; offers a framework for integrating men into gender equality policies including in the health sector; and highlights successful policy initiatives addressing men in gender equality and health equality programmes.
Date: Thursday, 18 February 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.
Date: Friday, 1 January 2010
Conceptual and practical information on engaging men and boys in romoting gender equality and health are presented. Specific topics include sexual and reproductive health; maternal, newborn and child health; fatherhood; HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support; and prevention of gender-based violence.
Date: Monday, 1 December 2008
This publication discusses entry points and opportunities for engaging men in work on gender equality, focusing on issues of violence, health, fatherhood, the workplace and the need to engage youth.
Date: Monday, 4 August 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.
Date: Wednesday, 1 August 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.
Date: Friday, 21 July 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.
Date: Friday, 21 July 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.
Date: Friday, 29 July 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.
Date: Friday, 10 December 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.
Date: Friday, 6 August 2004
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.
Date: Monday, 12 January 2004
The present report is prepared in response to General Assembly resolution 57/270 B, in which the Assembly requested each functional commission to examine its methods of work in order to better pursue the implementation of the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits. The report reviews the methods of work of the Commission on the Status of Women, particularly to enhance the implementation and follow-up of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome document of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, as well as to contribute to the implementation and follow-up of other major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic and social fields.