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.
|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)
Related: Full text of Beijing + 10
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
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
"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