Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: Beijing+20 Review
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.