The 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2015. Kejibaus is attending the session as an ECOSOC-accredited NGO.
The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action will be the main focus of the session in addition to current challenges affecting its implementation and the success of gender equality and the empowerment of women thus far. Twenty years after its adoption at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995, the Commission will undertake a review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+20).
The outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly will also be included in the review of Beijing+20. Opportunities for achieving gender equity and the empowerment of women in the post-2015 development agenda will also be addressed.