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Gender Issues at the World Summit 2005

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Gender Issues at the World Summit 2005

gender issues at the
2005 World Summit




Featured Resources

Progress of the Worlds Women 2002Progress of the World's Women 2002, Volume 2 (2002). "Progress of the Worlds Women 2002" provides a snapshot of the state of womens lives around the world and how much further we have to go to achieve equality. The report is the second edition of a biennial publication first produced in 2000 to track and measure the world's commitment to gender equality. It assesses improvements made towards women's empowerment within the context of the Millennium Development Goals. more »
Pathway to Gender Equality: CEDAW, Beijing and the MDGsPathway to Gender Equality: CEDAW, Beijing and the MDGs (2004). "Pathway to Gender Equality" details how the synergy between CEDAW, the Beijing Platform for Action and the Millennium Development Goals can be used to generate a wealth of understanding and knowledge that portrays the nature of gender-based discrimination and defines the steps needed to achieve gender equality. more »

The 2005 World Summit, held from 14 to 16 September at United Nations Headquarters in New York, brought together more than 170 Heads of State and Government: the largest gathering of world leaders in history. The agenda of the World Summit was based on an achievable set of proposals outlined in March by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in his report In Larger Freedom.

TerraViva at the United Nations World Summit. Special coverage by IPS-TerraViva of the 2005 World Summit as more than 170 heads of state and government debate the Millennium Development Goals. IPS-TerraViva provided a front seat in the discussion that the UN billed a "once-in-a-generation opportunity" to make a difference in development.

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UNIFEM contributed to the summit in several ways, including the following resources that highlight gender issues:

Progress of the World's Women 2005Progress of the World's Women 2005. Makes the case for an increased focus on women’s informal employment as a key pathway to reducing poverty and strengthening women’s economic security. It provides the latest data on the size and composition of the informal economy and compares national data on average earnings and poverty risk across different segments of the informal and formal workforces in six developing countries and one developed country to show the links between employment, gender and poverty. more »
Pathway to Gender Equality: CEDAW, Beijing and the MDGsPathway to Gender Equality: CEDAW, Beijing and the MDGs. Details how the synergy between CEDAW, the Beijing Platform for Action and the Millennium Development Goals can generate a wealth of understanding and knowledge about the nature of gender-based discrimination and the steps needed to achieve gender equality. more »
Towards Achieving the MDGs in Sudan: Centrality of Women’s Leadership and Gender EqualityTowards Achieving the MDGs in Sudan: Centrality of Women’s Leadership and Gender Equality. This publication is an effort to show how Sudanese women, in their diversity and spirit of unity, are defining the critical development agenda for the country in the coming decade. It endeavors to provide a permanent record of some of the historic actions by Sudanese women on the agenda for peace and development, within the spirit of global partnership. more »
Partnerships for Gender Equality: The Role of Multilateral and Bilateral Agencies in Africa Partnerships for Gender Equality: The Role of Multilateral and Bilateral Agencies in Africa. This report documents the work of various multilateral and bilateral donors in Africa to meet the goals of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action. It describes efforts to meet the Platform's strategic objectives, offers lessons learned that will be of value in the future, and identifies the challenges that remain.  more »
Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals. This web portal provides access to resources to promote better understanding of and sharing of tools for addressing gender equality in all of the Millennium Development Goals — from literature on gender equality as it relates to each goal, to tools for advocacy and action. visit the portal »
Progress of the Worlds Women 2002Progress of the World's Women 2002, Volume 2. Provides a snapshot of the state of women's lives around the world and how much further we have to go to achieve equality. It tracks and measure the world's commitment to gender equality and assesses improvements made towards women's empowerment within the context of the Millennium Development Goals. more »