15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing
Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and the
outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the
General Assembly (2000)
The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) invited to participate in online discussions on the Critical Areas of Concern as a contribution to the 15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action at the 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women from 1-12 March, 2010. Similar online discussions were organized by IANWGE in preparation for the 5-year and 10-year review processes in 2000 and 2005.
At its fifty-fourth session, the Commission on the Status of Women decided to review implementation of the Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, emphasizing the sharing of experiences and good
practices, with a view to overcoming remaining obstacles and new challenges, including those related to the Millennium Development Goals. The review will also focus on how the implementation of the Platform for Action contributes to the full achievement of the
Millennium Development Goals.
The online discussions provide a forum for individuals, groups and networks not able to attend the Commission on the Status of Women to contribute to the review. They allow a range of stakeholders to share information on achievements, measures taken and good practices developed at national and regional levels; and identify gaps and challenges requiring further action.
The online discussions took place from November 2009 through February 2010.
Find a chronogical list of discussions, as well as links to individual discussion outcomes, on the left-hand side of this page.