On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the League of Arab States, and the Arab Women Organization will be holding a “High-Level Conference on Progress Made in the Implementation of Beijing after Twenty-Five Years”, on 28 November 2019 at the Kempinski Hotel in Amman, Jordan.
This high-level conference is the culmination of a comprehensive programme, that was developed and implemented by the partners, to review the progress made in implementing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for action. The conference will explore the methodology for reviewing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for action, 25 years later, along with the regional and international activities associated with this review. A series of substantive discussions will be held on the Arab Region’s priorities and the necessary actions needed to achieve these priorities.
A final document will be adopted at the end of conference, reaffirming the principles enshrined in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and setting the priorities for action areas for the future. This document will be submitted on the 64th session to the United Nations Commission on the status of Women planned in New York in March 2020, to reflect the Arab position on the Beijing Review 25 years later.