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Participants in the Africa Beijing+25 review call for implementation of the commitments made 25 years ago

Friday, November 8, 2019

Member States, civil society and other stakeholders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 27 October to 1 November to review the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, celebrate the significant progress made in Africa on gender equality and women’s empowerment, and agree on concrete action to be taken to accelerate implementation.

MEDIA ADVISORY: The 4th Specialized Technical Committee meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Saturday, October 26, 2019

WHAT: The 4 th African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (STC on GEWE) will be held from 27 October to 1 November 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The main theme of the 4 th STC will be the review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 25 years after its adoption (Beijing +25 review). The overall objective of the 4 th STC on Beijing + 25 is to review and celebrate the significant progress made in Africa on...

Op-ed: Beijing+25 Generational Shift

Monday, August 12, 2019

Almost 25 years ago, over 50,000 women and men from all over the world gathered in Beijing and took a stand to advance the goals of equality, development and peace for all women and girls everywhere. 189 governments committed to taking strategic, bold action in 12 critical areas of concern: poverty, education and training, health, violence, armed conflict, economy, power and decision-making, institutional mechanisms, human rights, media, environment, and the girl child. A milestone for the...

In Addis Ababa, UN Women Deputy Executive Director meets with Civil Society Advisory Group ahead of Beijing+20 regional review

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Addis Ababa – On the eve of the official Beijing+20 regional review, UN Women Deputy Executive Director, Lakshmi Puri, met with members of UN Women 12-member Civil Society Advisory Group in Ethiopia, and UN Women teams from the Africa region. Puri was in Ethiopia to attend the African Regional Conference on Beijing+20 , which opened on 17 November at the Conference Center of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), bringing together representatives from 51 African nations to review...

In Uganda, reaffirming women’s economic empowerment in the lead up to Beijing+20 reviews

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Kampala – The government of Uganda hosted a meeting of representatives from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, civil society organizations and high-level participants from the private sector and the government. With a focus on women’s economic empowerment, one of the critical areas of concern of the Beijing Platform, the target was to compile concrete recommendations for the government and influential figures to scale up women’s progress in the financial...

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