The UN has been a vital and galvanizing forum for women since the United Nations First World Conference on Women in 1975. Over the following two decades women from across the globe built an international movement and defined a far-reaching global agenda that resulted in significant government commitments to a comprehensive agenda for peace and human rights; gender equality and women’s empowerment; poverty eradication and sustainable development.

These commitments at the global level would not have been possible without women’s active and informed participation. Yet there continues to be a large gap between government commitments at the UN and implementation at national level.

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