Laurie McCammon
The Enough Message LLC

  Laurie McCammon 

Author & Teacher of The Enough Message

Why a 5th United Nations Conference on Women hasn't happened and what you can do about it. Add Video

March 2, 2012  - UN Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury addresses a crowd of women at the 57th UN CSW to tell the truth about why a year ago a proposal for a 5th United Nations Conference on Women (WCW) did not make it to the floor of the UN despite the UN leadership stating formally that it is "high time" and despite grassroots women's strong support worldwide. Seven or eight powerful countries, including the US and countries of Europe blocked it and continue to send the signal to slow it down. It has been 17 years since the last WCW. Why the delay? He explains what we should and can do about it. 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 and re-building process. Please see our other video by Ambassador Chowdhury in which he explains why a 5th WCW would strengthen, not threaten the Beijing Platform for Action document.

Posted by Laurie McCammon, MS on March 10, 2013 at 4:31 PM 2034 Views

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