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E/CN.6/1995/5


Commission on the Status of Women

 Distr. GENERAL
9 March 1995
ORIGINAL: ENGLISH


COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
Thirty-ninth session
New York, 15 March-4 April 1995
Item 3 (c) of the provisional agenda*

     *  E/CN.6/1995/1.


          PREPARATIONS FOR THE FOURTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN:  ACTION
          FOR EQUALITY, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE:  REPORTS FROM REGIONAL
                CONFERENCES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

          Results of the regional conferences and other international
                                  conferences

                         Note by the Secretary-General


1.   In its resolution 36/8 on the preparations for the Fourth World
Conference on Women:  Action for Equality, Development and Peace, the
Commission on the Status of Women decided that the documentation for the
Conference would include a report of the Secretary-General on the outcome of
regional preparatory meetings for the Conference and relevant sections of
final documents emanating from the United Nations Conference on Environment
and Development, the World Conference on Human Rights and the International
Conference on Population and Development.

2.   Regional preparatory conferences for the Fourth World Conference on
Women were held in the five United Nations regions under the auspices of the
regional commissions, in some cases as part of previously scheduled regional
meetings.  The following regional preparatory conferences were held:

     (a) Second Asian and Pacific Ministerial Conference on Women in
Development (Jakarta, 7-14 June 1994);

     (b) Sixth Regional Conference on the Integration of Women into the
Economic and Social Development of Latin America and the Caribbean (Mar del
Plata, 20-25 September 1994);

     (c) High-level Regional Preparatory Meeting of the Economic Commission
for Europe (Vienna, 17-21 October 1994);

     (d) Arab Regional Preparatory Meeting (Amman, 9 and 10 November 1994);

     (e) Fifth African Regional Conference on Women (Dakar,
16-23 November 1994).

3.   The preparatory conferences adopted the following regional platforms or
plans of action, which will be issued as addenda to the present document:

     (a) Jakarta Declaration and Plan of Action for the Advancement of Women
in Asia and the Pacific;

     (b) Regional Programme of Action for the Women of Latin America and the
Caribbean, 1995-2001;

     (c) Regional Platform for Action - Women in a Changing World - Call for
Action from an ECE Perspective;

     (d) Arab Plan of Action for the Advancement of Women to the Year 2005;

     (e) Dakar Declaration and African Platform for Action.

4.   In addition, sections of the programmes of action adopted by the United
Nations Conference on Environment and Development, the World Conference on
Human Rights and the International Conference on Population and Development
contained conclusions and recommendations relevant to the work of the Fourth
World Conference on Women.  Excerpts from those documents will be issued as
addenda to the present document.


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