As preparations for the World Summit on Social Development (WSSD) to review progress since the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) are now underway, WEDO is partnering with other women’s organizations in different parts of the world, undertaking a major review and revision of Women’s Action Agenda 21 and consulting widely throughout the preparatory process. The Agenda will serve as a vision for the future and a document of principles that women and men worldwide could both contribute to and use for their own advocacy globally, nationally and locally.
WEDO will work with other UN bodies to advance the gender agenda. For example, the UN Commission on the Status of Women will be focusing its meeting in 2002 on poverty and environment. A large number of women’s organizations attend these meetings every year almost 1000 are registered with the Commission so this will be an important opportunity to generate further involvement and expert discussion on the links between gender, poverty and environment.
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