Beijing+25: Top stories in Asia-Pacific

Photo UN Women/Caitlyn Quinn
Photo: UN Women/Caitlyn Quinn
Ms. Hoang Thi Hanh, Deputy Minister of Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs. Photo: UN Women/Vu Phuong

The Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) and UN Women held a consultation workshop in support of Viet Nam’s review of the report on the 25-year implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and invited ethnic minorities to share their perspective. The Beijing Platform for Action is one of the world’s most comprehensive documents on women’s rights and empowerment. The workshop was funded by Irish Aid Viet Nam.

Generation Equality begins now

The year 2020 will be a confluence of anniversaries including the 25 th anniversary of the Beijing Conference and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), the five-year review of the Sustainable Development Goals, the 20 th anniversary of the adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1325, and the 10 th anniversary of the creation of UN Women. As we take stock of progress made in advancing women’s rights and gender equality.

UN WOMEN’S CALL TO ACTION TO PARLIAMENTARIANS

In the lead up to the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+25) and UN Women’s ground-breaking campaign commemorating the anniversary, “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future”, UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, today called upon global parliamentarians to build on the experiences and best practices from Member States on how to achieve a gender equal world via legislation and parliamentary work.

Durga Sob. Photo: UN Women/Emad Karim

Durga Sob is a Nepalese activist who founded the Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO) in 1994, just ahead of the adoption of the visionary Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. She is among the 500 activists meeting in Tunisia from 24-26 April for the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality to take stock of the progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration, nearly 25 years on.

Beijing +25 brainstormed meeting at the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security. Photo: UN Women/Saranya Chittangwong

Thailand national women’s machinery, the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and UN Women brainstormed at the Consultation on Beijing+25 National Review today.

Nguyen Thi Ha, Deputy Minister of MOLISA at the two-day workshop in Hai Phong. Photo: MOLISA

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) with the support of UN Women have discussed and prepared for Viet Nam’s review report on the 25-year implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), one of the world’s most comprehensive documents on women’s rights and the empowerment of women. In 2020, the global community will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of BPfA, and five years of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.