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Consultation To Review Beijing Declaration Implementation Progress In Africa

Xinhua/GlobalPost: Experts laud civil society for implementing Beijing declaration in Africa
“African experts have highlighted the contribution of civil society to efforts made to accelerating the implementation of the Beijing declaration, a commitment by governments to ensure gender equality and women’s empowerment among others. … A two-day consultation dubbed Beijing+20 civil society organizations (CSOs) consultation meeting kicked off on Tuesday on the premises of the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. … The consultation aims to review the extent to which African member states have met their commitments in implementing the [Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action ] BPfA…” (10/21).