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Beijing at 20

Beijing at 20

In March, we celebrate International Women's Day and Beijing at 20 at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The Day and the Commission will highlight the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed by 189 governments 20 years ago that is still considered the most comprehensive blueprint on women's rights. While there has been progress over the last two decades, the blueprint remains only partially fulfilled. Leaders gathering at the UN in March will formulate concrete actions to step up their efforts and accelerate gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide.

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Environment
Environment
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Power and Decision-making
Girl Child
Girl Child
Economy
Economy
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Violence against Women
Violence against Women
Human Rights
Human Rights
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Schedule

Our editorial packages feature facts, stories, audiovisual and social media content focused on each of the 12 "Critical Areas of Concern" identified in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. They'll be rolled out once a month beginning in June of 2014. Below are the release dates for upcoming topics.

  • Women and health [coming in April 2015]
  • Women and the media [coming in May 2015]
  • Women and armed conflict [coming in June 2015]