Report of the Commonwealth National Women’s Machineries Meeting 1À“3 March 2013

Date: January 20, 2016
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The Commonwealth annual consultations of national women’s machineries (NWMs) with senior officials, strategic partners and civil society organisations have become important events on the calendars of the Commonwealth and United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

The consultations have enabled the Commonwealth, which represents the largest grouping of 54 countries within the UN system, to dialogue and contribute to the global agenda of advancing women’s rights and achieving gender equality. This year’s meeting, on the eve of the 57th CSW, was also important for finalising the Secretariat’s plans for the Tenth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting (10WAMM), to be hosted by the Government of Bangladesh in Dhaka on 15-19 June 2013. The Commonwealth Plan of Action for Gender Equality 2005-2015 (PoA), endorsed by Commonwealth Heads of Government, represents the Commonwealth’s commitment to eradicate poverty, promote economic growth and achieve sustainable, peaceful development for women, men, girls and boys.

It is within the framework of the PoA that the Commonwealth contributes towards achieving global targets set out in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW, 1979), the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA, 1995), the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs, 2000), UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security (2000) and its follow-up resolutions, as well as other legal commitments and obligations under international human rights law.


Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
Year of Publication: 2013
Download : 19747_nwmmreport2013.pdf

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