Yearbook of the United Nations, 2002. Part 3, Economic and social questions. Chapter 10, Women
During 2002, United Nations efforts to advance the status of women and ensure their rights continued to be guided by the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, adopted by the Fourth (1995) World Conference on Women. The outcome of the General Assembly's twenty-third special session in 2000, to appraise and assess implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+5), prompted further action and initiatives for the advancement of women. The Commission on the Status of Women, at its forty-sixth session in March, recommended to the Economic and Social Council for adoption agreed conclusions on its two thematic issues: eradicating poverty, including through the empowerment of women throughout their life cycle, in a globalizing world, and a gender perspective of environmental management and mitigation of natural disasters. The Council endorsed the agreed conclusions in July. Also on the Commission's recommendation, the Council adopted resolutions/decisions on the situation of and assistance to Palestinian women; the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan; the communications procedure relating to the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women; and mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the UN system. The Commission adopted and brought to the Council's attention resolutions on the release of women and children taken hostage in armed conflict; and women, the girl child and HIV/AIDS. The United Nations Development Fund for Women continued to focus on women's economic security and political empowerment, and to advocate for gender mainstreaming and equality. During the year, the Assembly adopted resolutions on trafficking in women and girls, the situation of older women, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the elimination of crimes against women committed in the name of honour, and the elimination of violence against women. The International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW), which continued to implement phase III and initiated phase IV of its Gender Awareness Information and Networking System, was Economic and social questions Economic and social questions the subject of an evaluation by the Working Group on the Future Operation of INSTRAW, established by the Assembly in 2001. The Group proposed measures to achieve a closer linkage between INSTRAW and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The Assembly endorsed the Group's recommendations and extended its mandate to follow up on the implementation of its recommendations.
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2002. v. 56; Vol. 56
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