This meeting will serve as a regional review of progress made on the commitments of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 25 years after its adoption at the Fourth World Conference on Women.
As mandated by ECOSOC Resolution E/RES/2018/8, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is leading a regional review of Beijing+25, in collaboration with UN Women's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, and with the support of the Asia-Pacific Regional Coordination Mechanism Thematic Working Group on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (RCM-TWG-GEEW).
The regional review will culminate in the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on the Beijing+25 Review.
ESCAP notes that the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action coincides with the five-year milestone for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, making 2020 a window of opportunity to take stock of progress made and actions required to address barriers to gender equality and implement the SDGs by 2030. The Beijing+25 review aims to “harness synergies with the 2030 Agenda to consolidate efforts to accelerate the achievement of key international commitments on gender equality.”
Among other inputs to the process, national level reviews conducted by governments will comprise a regional synthesis, and stakeholders will be engaged through civil society consultations.
The review meeting will be webcasted here.
dates: 27-29 November 2019
venue: UN Conference Centre
location: Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand
contact: Cai Cai, Chief, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section, Social Development Division, ESCAP