15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (2000)

 

In March 2010, the Commission on the Status of Women will undertake a fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly.  

 

Emphasis will be placed on the sharing of experiences and good practices, with a view to overcoming remaining obstacles and new challenges, including those related to the Millennium Development Goals. 

 

Member States, representatives of non-governmental organizations and of UN entities will participate in the session.  A series of parallel events will provide additional opportunities for information exchange and networking.       

 

Ongoing national and regional review processes are feeding into the global review process.       

 

The General Assembly is expected to mark the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in a commemorative meeting during CSW. 

For more information, visit  the UN Division for the Advancement of Women at:      http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/beijing15/index.html

 

 

The Australian government has repsonded to the UN ESCAP questionnaire for the CSW54 prepatory meeting in Bankok, Thailand in November 2009.

 

The Australian Government has implemented a range of initiatives to address the critical areas of concern outlined in the Beijing Platform for Action. The report details specific achievements from 2004-2009.  read more

 

 

Preparations for the 54th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

 

 

The Commission on the Status of Women, Recalling Economic and Social Council resolution 2006/9 of 25 July 2006, in which the Council decided that the Commission, at its fifty-third session, would discuss the possibility of conducting, in 2010, a review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”.
=> Noting the relevance of the regional reviews and outcomes of the regional level intergovernmental processes in preparation for the “Beijing plus 15” review,

=> Building upon its agreed conclusions 1996/1, and taking into account Economic and Social Council resolutions 2001/27 of 26 July 2001, 2004/57 of 23 July 2004 and 2006/9 and General Assembly resolution 57/270 B of 23 June 2003,

1. Decides to review, at its fifty-fourth session, the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”, emphasizing the sharing of experiences and good practices, with a view to overcoming remaining obstacles and new challenges, including those related to the Millennium Development Goals;

2. Requests the Bureau of the Commission on the Status of Women, in preparation for the fifty-fourth session of the Commission, to hold informal consultations with all member States and observer States of the Commission on the modalities of the review, with a view to agreeing on its format and outcome;

3. Decides to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and in this regard recommends, through the Economic and Social Council, that the General Assembly hold a commemorative meeting during the fifty-fourth session of the Commission in March 2010.

 

 

 

 

Would you like to be at CSW54 at the United Nations in New York in March 2010

There are numerous events, both inside and outside of the United Nations throughout the 2 weeks of the Commission. The parallel events are organised through the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York, a committee of the Conference of NGOs in ConsultativeRelationship with the United Nations.

Informationabout the parallel events at CSW 54 are not yet available, however, please revist this page again and we will update the information and contact detail 

To partcipate at CSW54 you will need to be a member of an accredited orgainsation. If you would like to know more, please contact info@jerainternational.org