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dc.description.abstractIn 2004, the United Nations continued to promote the advancement of the status of women and ensure their rights within the framework of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, adopted at the Fourth (1995) World Conference on Women, and the outcome of the General Assembly's twenty-third (2000) special session, which reviewed progress in their implementation (Beijing+5). In July, the Economic and Social Council agreed that, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the fifth anniversary of the Assembly's twenty-third special session, in 2005, the Commission on the Status of Women should convene a high-level plenary meeting at its forty-ninth session to review the implementation of both instruments and consider the current challenges and forward-looking strategies for the advancement of women. The Assembly, in welcoming that decision in December, called upon Governments, UN system entities and civil society, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to continue to take action to implement the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session. The Assembly also adopted resolutions on violence against women, crimes against women and girls committed in the name of honour, and trafficking in women and girls. The Commission on the Status of Women, at its forty-eighth session in March, recommended to the Economic and Social Council for action agreed conclusions on the thematic issues of the role of men and boys in gender equality, and women's equal participation in conflict prevention, management and resolution. The Council endorsed those agreed conclusions in July. It also adopted resolutions on women and girls in Afghanistan; Palestinian women; the release of women and children taken hostage; mainstreaming a gender perspective into UN policies and programmes; women, the girl child and AIDS; and the revitalization of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW). The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) focused on the implementation of the first year of its 2004-2007 multi-year funding framework, targeting goals in the key areas of feminized poverty, violence against women, the spread of HIV/AIDS, and gender equality in democratic governance and in post-conflict countries. UNIFEM also chaired the newly launched task force on gender equality and convened the first conference on gender justice in post-conflict situations in September. INSTRAW completed the first phase of its revitalization process. The Institute's new Executive Board held its first session in July and October, at which it approved the 2004-2007 strategic framework, and the programme of work and budget for 2005. However, INSTRAW's financial situation remained precarious at year's end. In August the Secretary-General presented the fifth update of the World Survey on the Role of Women in Development, which focused on women and international migration, and announced the appointment of Rachel Mayanja as the new Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women.en
dc.relation.ispartofYearbook of the United Nations, 2004. v. 58
dc.titleYearbook of the United Nations, 2004. Part 3, Economic and social questions. Chapter 10, Womenen
dc.typeArticles / Chaptersen
undr.cluster.topicSocial Questionsen
undr.contributor.corporateUN. Department of Public Informationen
undr.subject.corporateUN. Economic and Social Councilen
undr.subject.corporateUN. General Assemblyen
undr.subject.corporateUN Development Fund For Womenen
undr.subject.corporateUN. Commission on the Status of Womenen
undr.subject.thesaurusSOCIAL DEVELOPMENTen
undr.subject.thesaurusGENDER EQUALITYen
undr.subject.thesaurusWOMEN'S ADVANCEMENTen
undr.subject.thesaurusWOMEN'S RIGHTSen
undr.subject.thesaurusWOMEN'S STATUSen
undr.relation.ispartofseriesYearbook of the United Nationsen
undr.series.numberingVol. 58en

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