Social Inclusion of Women: From Beijing to Post-2015 - 6 to 8 May 2015, Buenos Aires
UNDP, together with UN Women and the Government of Argentina, convened a Global Conference entitled Women and Social Inclusion: From Beijing to Post-2015 as part of a year-long series of events commemorating the twentieth Anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action(BPfA).
The Conference brought together global leaders, parliamentarians, policy makers, researchers, activists and grassroots women from around the world to reflect on persistent and emerging challenges facing women and girls living in poverty around the world and to review actions taken to address women’s poverty and inequality since the adoption of the BPfA. The outcomes of the discussions will influence the Post-2015 dialogue, the elaboration of the Sustainable Development Goals, the climate change negotiations and discussions on new modalities for financing for development.
Beijing Platform for Action
In 1995, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action identified 12 Critical Areas of Concern, noting, among others, that “the empowerment of women is a critical factor in the eradication of poverty”. The BPfA recognized that women are vital agents of development and recommended changing economic structures.