The Ministerial Segment of the Fifth Asian and Pacific Population Conference was held at Bangkok on 16 and 17 December 2002. It was organized jointly by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The main theme of the Fifth Asian and Pacific Population Conference was “Population and poverty in Asia and the Pacific”. The Conference also identified emerging issues, and the links among those issues and development and poverty.
The Fourth Asian and Pacific Population Conference, which was held in Bali, Indonesia, in 1992, highlighted the inextricable link between population dynamics and sustainable development; it demonstrated that population issues are much broader than just family planning. Around that time there were fundamental shifts in the way population issues were being viewed.
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly, 16 November 2000, New York
GA Resolution 55/2 reviews and addresses the problem of HIV/AIDS in all its aspects as well as to secure a global commitment to enhancing coordination and intensification of national, regional and international efforts to combat it in a comprehensive manner.
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly, 18 September 2000, New York
The Millennium Declaration, endorsed by 189 countries, committed nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and it set out a series of targets to be reached by 2015. These have become known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Goal 6 of the MDGs sets out by 2015 to have halted and begun to reverse the spread of HIV; and to have achieved, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV for all those who need it.
ECOSOC resolution The UN Secretary-General has requested all UN entities to strengthen their gender mainstreaming programmes with a view to developing a system-wide policy and strategy on gender mainstreaming. In Economic and Social Council resolution 2005/31 (2005), the Council called upon all UN entities to develop action plans and clear guidelines on the practical implementation of gender mainstreaming at both headquarters in the field.
United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women was held in September 1995 in Beijing, China and adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) on 15 September 1995 aimed at achieving greater equality and advancing the situation of women and girls.United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women was held in September 1995 in Beijing, China and adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) on 15 September 1995 aimed at achieving greater equality and advancing the situation of women and girls.
On 18 December 1979, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. It entered into force as an international treaty on 3 September 1981 after the twentieth country had ratified it. By the tenth anniversary of the Convention in 1989, almost one hundred nations have agreed to be bound by its provisions.