Beijing+5: 23rd special session of the General Assembly

Message to the participants of the Beijing +5 special session of the General Assembly "Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century":

Helvi Sipilä
UN Assistant Secretary General 1972-1980 and
Secretary General of the International Women's Year and the UN World Conference on Women, in Mexico 1975


Through our work together with joint effort towards the same goals of the International Women's Year, we can all feel that the world is our home and humanity is our family.   let us continue our flag on high as we march on, be happy for all our achievements and be sure that hope shall never die.