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Commission on the Status of Women Meets

The 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women convened during March 2015, Women’s Month, to review and appraise the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action which was signed by 189 nations at the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. It also considered the outcome documents of the 23rd Special Session of the General Assembly which reviewed the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action five years after its adoption. (more…)



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Challenges Raised at “Beijing + 20”

Thousands of women gathered in New York March 2-20, 2015 for the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Having as theme “Beijing + 20,” the session had as its main focus the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, both the progress achieved and the challenges that remain. (more…)



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What is the price of inaction?   

In early February, I attended the first week of meetings at the 53rd Commission for Social Development at the UN.  It was a rich and wonderful experience as people gathered from around the world to talk about what is needed in the world today.  Ban Ki Moon addressed the group by calling for global action: (more…)