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Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Fourth World Conference on Women
On the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls for new alliances across generations and sectors to ensure we seize this opportunity for deep, systemic change for women and for the world.
On the 25th anniversary of landmark Beijing Declaration on women’s rights, UN Women calls for accelerating its unfinished business
Urges for delivery on the commitments made in the Beijing Platform for Action
Member States agree to fully implement the Beijing Declaration on gender equality, addressing gaps that hold women back
The Political Declaration adopted today is the outcome of the 64thCommission on the Status of Women, taking stock of women’s rights on the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
UN Women announces global intergenerational campaign to bring women’s rights and empowerment to the forefront
To mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Platform for Action in 2020, campaign “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future” will catalyze global actions on gender equality
Bridgetown, Barbados - While Dominica, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago are among the countries in the Caribbean and Americas region where women ministers are nearing or exceeding the gender parity position of 30 per cent of representatives, the number of women in executive government and in parliament worldwide has stagnated.
As the primary UN body for advancing intergovernmental commitments to gender equality and follow-up to the Beijing Platform, the Commission will further align its work to the Economic and Social Council and the new UN High-level Political Forum. This will strengthen efforts to integrate gender equality across all global debates and actions on sustainable development.