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