U.S. Report on Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action #Beijing20

United States Report on the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
in the context of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the Adoption
of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

(Full Text of Report – United States Beijing 20 Review – (PDF 720 KB)

The following is an excerpt from the concluding summary

The United States strongly supports a stand -alone goal on gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment in the Post- 2015 Development Agenda. The United States also supports mainstreaming of gender into all relevant Sustainable Development Goals, as gender inequalities continue to contribute to slow and uneven development progress globally. In addition, the United States recognizes that progress for women and girls will be possible only by including gender – sensitive indicators and requiring the collection of sex and age disaggregated data across all goals and targets. Priority areas include:

1) prevention and response to gender – based violence;

2) advancing women’s economic empowerment;

3) promoting women’s public and private leadership; and

4) improving universal access to sexual and reproductive health services and promoting women’s reproductive rights.

 

The report full is also available with other national submissions on the UNECE website: http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/Gender/Beijing_20/United_States_Beijing_20_Review.pdf (PDF 720 KB)