“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
It is with a bittersweet sense that I welcome the new year.
In its regular work, the Council should ensure that all country reports and mandate renewals evaluate the level of protection and promotion of women's human rights, as per SCRs 1325, 1820 (OP 9), 1888 (OP 11), 1889 (OP 5), 1960 (OPs 6, 13), 2106 (OPs 5, 6), and 2122 (OP 2(d)). Member States should inquire about any lack of such reporting.
The Women's Major Group presents its analysis and response to the United Nations Secretary-General's
Gender equality and women and girls' human rights and empowerment have been highlighted as aprerequisite for achieving sustainable development throughout the post-2015 process. The Women'sMajor Group calls for continued strong and global support for gender equality, the full realization of allwomen's and girls' human rights and empowerment to be a stand-alone goal and addressed as a crosscuttingissue.The Women's Major Group is therefore disappointed to note that the Secretary-General's SynthesisReport lacks ambition toward and a strategy for the transformative and action-oriented agenda we needto achieve a gender equal and human rights-based sustainable development for all. While there arepositive elements to the report, the WMG advises against taking the Report as the “starting point” forthe intergovernmental negotiations. It constitutes a significant step back from the OWG in many casesand falls far short of the demands of the Women's Major Group.
For January, in which Chile has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Burundi, Cyprus
In 2015, key disarmament events will include:
In 2015 the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (UPR) working group will review the following states:
In 2015 the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women will meet for the following ses