Laurie McCammon
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  Laurie McCammon 

Author & Teacher of The Enough Message

Support the Beijing Platform for Action? Ask for a 5th World Conference on Women! Add Video

March 2, 2012 - UN Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury dispels false rumors that holding a 5th world conference on women (WCW) would threaten the Beijing Platform for Action produced at 4 WCW in 1995. On the contrary, holding the conference becomes a focal point for reaffirming and re-energizing the platform and evaluating its implementation thus far. He further states that there is no precedent whatsoever that a "plus conference" (for example, Rio plus 20) weakens the documents produced by the previous conference. To absolutely ensure this, the draft resolution simply needs to state this intention explicitly. Ambassador Chowdhury should know. He is former Chief of the Security Council and Under-Secretary General of the Assembly and was the man behind drafting Resolution 1325 which ensures women are part of the peace-making process. It has been 17 years since the United Nations has held a world conference on women. The first four were overwhelming successes. We must ask ourselves why has it been so long? Please see our other video of Ambassador Chowdhury to see what he suggests we can do about it as concerned citizens.

Posted by Laurie McCammon, MS on March 10, 2013 at 4:26 PM 1858 Views

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