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Women representatives adopt Beijing + 10 Declaration
www.chinaview.cn 2005-08-31 23:35:50

    
NPC Vice Chairwoman Gu Xiulian (C) is celebrating the adoption of the Beijing + 10 Declaration at the closing cememony of the the Tenth Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW) Wednesday. 
BEIJING, Aug. 31 (Xinhuanet) -- The closing of the four-day conference to commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW) Wednesday afternoon was marked by the adoption of the Beijing + 10 Declaration.

    Related: Full text of Beijing + 10 Declaration  

    The delcaration, with three parts, 27 items, says that representatives from governments, intergovernmental organization and civil society including non-governmental organizations, convened in Beijing from August 29 to September 1 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the United Nations, the 10th anniversary of the FWCW and the 5th anniversary of the United Nations Millennium Summit.

    The document confirms the significance of holding this commemoration, saying that it laid a milestone in global women's movement, and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action which were adopted on 1995's FWCW.

    It vows to intensify efforts on poverty eradication and halve, by the year 2015, the proportion of the world's people in hunger and extreme poverty, and to strive to free all women and men from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty and free the entire human race from want.

    "Implement gender-mainstreaming strategies and provide adequateresources and strong political support to national machineries forgender equality; but ensure that such strategies and machineries do not replace specific actions and programs targeting women," the declaration says.

    Meanwhile, the document claims to recognize men and boys as gendered persons and further recognize their capacities in bringing about changes in attitudes, relationships and access to resources and decision-making, encourage and support their equal participation in all activities and programs for gender equality.

    More than 800 women representatives around the world attended the meeting.

    The FWCW was sponsored by the United Nations from September 4 to 14, 1995, in Beijing. Enditem

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