From Beijing to Post-2015

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Oped EVAW Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Photo: Marco Grob

UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka attended the opening session of the Global Conference on Women and Social Inclusion: From Beijing to Post-2015, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 6th May. The Conference runs from 6-8 May, and is co-organized by the Argentinian government and UNDP. Bringing together over 200 global leaders, parliamentarians, policy-makers, researchers and activists, the Conference aims to analyze progress made since the Beijing Platform for Action with a focus on poverty, political participation and leadership and their impact on promoting equality for women. Citing data from the newly launched flagship report Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights, Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka called the findings “indictments of the current status quo; reflections – and reinforcements – of economies and societies that chronically undervalue girls and women, despite what the laws say.” She invited the participants to “confront the recurrence of poverty by tackling the underlying structures of inequality through game-changing best practices; ambitious investment and clever spending.” Read more »