Statement on the Political Declaration on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women
Twenty years after the adoption of Beijing, this version of the Political Declaration is not what women need.
There has been tremendous progress toward gender equality and the realization of the human rights of women and girls. However, many of the gains that women and girls have made are under threat and women and girls worldwide face extraordinary and unprecedented challenges, including economic inequality, climate change and ocean acidification, and rising, violent fundamentalisms. At a time when urgent action is needed to fully realize gender equality, the human rights and empowerment of women and girls, we need renewed commitment, a heightened level of ambition, real resources, and accountability. This Political Declaration, instead, represents a bland reaffirmation of existing commitments that fails to match the level of ambition in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and in fact threatens a major step backward.
Download statement here: (French) Statement on the Political Declaration of the Commission on the Status of Women (78 KB) , (Spanish) Statement_DeclaracionPolu00EDtica_traducida_3demarzo (180 KB) .
The 2015 Post provides a range of different voices and views on critical issues under discussion in the post-2015/post-Rio+20 debates. By offering this spectrum of views, resources, and information, UN-NGLS hopes to contribute to widening the discussion and filling gaps.
UN-NGLS is pleased to share with readers its 12th edition of The 2015 Post, published in February 2015.
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Read the progress since the process for the development of the post-2015 development agenda has moved into the intergovernmental negotiations stage in the first NGOsBeyond2014.org Newsletter.