PRESS RELEASE: Leaders from human rights and women’s development organizations are sounding the alarm about the possible U.S. withdrawal from a historic women’s human rights agreement currently under review at the United Nations.
Governments are gathering in New York City over the next two weeks to revisit women’s progress since the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women met in Beijing in 1995. The U.S. was a leading architect of the Beijing Platform for Action, where 189 countries committed to advancing universal education for girls, ending violence against women, and ensuring access to lifesaving reproductive health care, among other critical issues.
Full press release: Another U.S. Withdrawal at the United Nations? (2/25/2005)