On November 15, MFF through Ms Maeve Nightingale, Regional Gender Focal Point and Capacity Development Manager, will sit in a panel of speakers that will discuss policy related to women and environment. In particular, the panel will reflect on effective approaches and practices that will ensure gender-inclusive decision making on the management of natural resources, disaster risk management, and climate change mitigation and adaptation programs and policies.
Background of the Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
In 1995, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was adopted by the Fourth World Conference on Women, and subsequently endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1996. The Beijing Platform for Action constitutes a global framework for realising gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
Every five years, progress in implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action is reviewed by the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). There have been three reviews to date – 2000, 2005 and 2010 – with each review resulting in a declaration that reinforces global commitment to the empowerment of women and girls and outlines priority actions for the coming five years.
The Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: Beijing +20 will be convened as part of the regional review process feeding into the global dialogue to be held in 2015.
Learn more at the UN ESCAP page about the event.
Session Flyer on Women and Environment at Asia-Pacific CSO F ... , Bangkok, Thailand © WOCAN, 2014