High-Level U.N. Meeting On Gender Equality Opens, Adopts Declaration Reaffirming 1995 Beijing Women’s Conference Outcomes

U.N. News Centre: Adopting political declaration, U.N. urges world to ‘step it up’ to ensure gender equality by 2030
“As women thrive, so will humanity but if girls are held back, the whole world will feel the pain, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned the high-level opening of the United Nations body tasked with the promotion of gender quality and the empowerment of women, which also saw the adoption of a political declaration reaffirming commitment to the outcome of the historic 1995 Beijing women’s conference…” (3/9).

U.N. News Centre: World must ‘never relent’ until gender equality becomes reality, U.N. women’s commission told
“…Global leaders and activists are expected to take stock of progress and remaining challenges for implementing this landmark Beijing Declaration. And to that end, the first half of the day-long session [of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women] wrapped up with the adoption of a new Political Declaration on actions to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment by 2030, including through significantly increased investment to close existing wide shortfalls…” (3/9).