Three caucuses were organised by GEAR at AWID's request where participants discussed the proposal for a 5th World Conference on Women to be held in 2015.
Fifth World Conference on Women in 2015
About the Fifth World Conference on Women
On March 8, International Women’s Day, the President of the United Nations General Assembly H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser and the Secretary-General H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon jointly proposed convening a Fifth World Conference on Women (5th WCW) in Qatar in 2015. The proposal has to go before the 193-member General Assembly (GA) for final approval, and its proponents hope that this will be advanced during the 66th session of the GA.
Widespread consultation with civil society did not take place prior to the announcement and there has been very little dialogue and debate on the issue amongst women’s rights advocates, organizations and movements.
This special section on our website is designed to provide information on the 5th WCW and we invite our constituencyto engage in dialogue and debate on the proposed UN conference and to share your views and information with us.
Please click here to join our discussion forum.