A blog by Asst Programme Director 1 - Christine Johnstone.
Christine attended this 5 day forum along with Theresa Devasahayam
The Asia-Pacific Beijing+25 Region meeting organised by Civil Society Steering Committee with support from UN Women’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). This was a 6 day meeting consisting of 3 days of CSO meeting and 3 days of Ministerial Meetings.
The 25-year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) will be celebrated in 2020. The anniversary provides a pivotal moment to review state action and compliance in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). It also provides an opportunity for feminist movements to analyze current political, economic and social trends and consider ways to advance women’s human rights in a global context marked by deepening inequalities within and between countries, climate change and natural disasters, and regressions in the achievement of women’s empowerment. it also an opportune moment to contribute to the critical review of the first five years of the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other gender-related global and regional commitments. (UN ESCAP)