IIWR-MB will have 3 members join a virtual multi-stakeholder hearing, centered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on July 21 between 9:00 and 4:00 CST. Teruni Walaliyadde (co chair IIWR-MB); Jessica da Silva (VP Diversity) and Mary Scott (Member) will be participating on the call. ECOSOC accredited organizations have been permitted to have 3 representatives participate in this historic gathering.
Background: In preparation for the meeting of the General Assembly in September on the topic: “Accelerating the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”, the decision was made to have input, prior to the September meeting of the General Assembly, on the views, reports from different stakeholders, including NGOs on progress made, and challenges facing women and girls around the world, in light of the fact the meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women were not held in March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The main focus of the 64th session was to be on the review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and include an assessment of current challenges that affect the implementation of the Platform for Action and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and its contribution towards the full realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The objective of the multi-stakeholder hearing is to take stock of the outcomes and recommendations of the 25-year review processes of the Beijing Platform for Action, including the sixty-fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The multi-stakeholder hearing will provide an opportunity to exchange experiences, lessons learned and good practices among different stakeholders, through inter-active dialogues, to advance the full, effective and accelerated implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
To view live: http://webtv.un.org/
— By Mary Scott