United Nations 2005 World Summit Outcomes: Gains on Gender Equality, Mixed Results on Poverty, Peace and Human Rights

Monday, July 26 2010

Report released by Gender Monitoring Group of the World Summit
The 2005 World Summit Outcome document is of special significance to women’s rights advocates because it includes, for the first time in a UN agreement at the level of Heads of State, particularly detailed language on gender equality. World leaders also promised to end impunity for violence against women and to eradicate policies and practices that discriminate against women; recommitted to the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325; and reaffirmed the Cairo Programme of Action goal of universal access to reproductive health. A detailed analysis of the Outcome document, including notes on the current geo-political context and feminist advocacy.
For this analysis visit: http://www.peacewomen.org/un/September_Summit/Outcomes_Gender_Monitor.html

For the World Summit Final Outcome Document and an official UN summary of the World Summit achievements visit:
http://www.peacewomen.org/un/September_Summit/SeptSummitInfo.html

 

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