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POLITICAL DECLARATION ON THE OCCASION OF THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOURTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN

POLITICAL DECLARATION ON THE OCCASION OF THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOURTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN

           We, Heads of State and Government, ministers and representatives of Governments gathered at the fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing in 1995, in the context of the review and appraisal of the implementation of the outcomes of the Conference and of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”, including current challenges that affect the implementation of the Platform for Action and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women, as well as opportunities for strengthening gender equality and the empowerment of women in the post-2015 development agenda through the integration of a gender perspective; and with a commi…