CSW 59 negotiation to take place before 9 March

The draft Political Declaration for CSW 59 will be negotiated before 9 March. The purpose is to make sure that  high-level government representatives attending the CSW during the first week recommit to the full implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action through this Political Declaration. Please consult widely with your NGOs and give your inputs to your government delegations. The link to the Directory of the National Mechanisms is below.


Political Declaration on the Occasion of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women

We, Heads of State and Government, ministers and representative of Governments gathered at the fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing in 1995, in the context of the review and appraisal of the implementation of the outcomes of the Conference and of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty first century”, including current challenges that affect the implementation of the Platform for Action and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women, as well as opportunities for strengthening gender equality and the empowerment of women in the post-2015 development agenda through the integration of a gender perspective; and with a commitment to ensuring that the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, scheduled to take place from 25 to 27 September 2015, effectively contributes to the realization of gender equality, ...