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.
Biwako Plus Five: Further Efforts Towards an Inclusive, Barrier-Free and Rights- Based Society for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific, as adopted by the High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Midpoint Review of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012, on 21 September 2007.
The Commission, at its fifty-eighth session, adopted resolution 58/4 of 22 May 2002 on promoting an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for people with disabilities in the Asian and Pacific region in the twenty-first century, by which it proclaimed the extension of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 1993-2002, for another decade, 2003-2012.
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol (A/RES/61/106) was adopted on 13 December 2006 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and was opened for signature on 30 March 2007. There were 82 signatories to the Convention, 44 signatories to the Optional Protocol, and 1 ratification of the Convention. This is the highest number of signatories in history to a UN Convention on its opening day.