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Reference:  A/60/100  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

 
 

  Item 65:  

 

Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women and of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled "Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century"

Date of consideration:  11-13 October 2005

Third Committee report (59th session):  A/59/498  [ F ]  [ S ]  [ A ]  [ C ]  [ R ]

Documents:

A/60/111  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Letter dated 5 July 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

A/60/170  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Report of the Secretary-General on the follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and full implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly

A/60/211  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]     A/60/211/Add.1  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Report of the Secretary-General on the in-depth study on all forms of violence against women, including crimes identified in the outcome document of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly

A/60/371  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R] 

Letter dated 21 September 2005 from the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

Summary:

This item was included in the agenda of the fiftieth session of the General Assembly in 1995. At that session, the Assembly endorsed the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action as adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women on 15 September 1995 (resolution 50/42).

The General Assembly considered the item at its fiftieth to fifty-third and fifty-fifth to fifty-eighth sessions (resolutions 50/203, 51/69, 52/100, 52/231, 53/120, 55/71, 56/132, 57/182 and 58/148).

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly stressed that all forms of violence against women, including crimes identified in the outcome document of the twenty-third special session of the Assembly, were obstacles to the advancement and empowerment of women; reaffirmed that violence against women both violated and impaired or nullified the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms; and requested the Secretary-General to submit a comprehensive report on the matter to the Assembly at its sixtieth session (resolution 59/167).

At the same session, the General Assembly, inter alia, requested the Secretary-General to report annually to the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and the Commission on the Status of Women on the follow-up to and progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session, with an assessment of progress made in mainstreaming a gender perspective within the United Nations system, including by providing information on key achievements, lessons learned and best practices, and to recommend further measures and strategies for future action within the United Nations system (resolution 59/168).

 

 

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