When guaranteed through equal opportunity, choice and access to resources, women’s full participation in society and the economy multiplies the capacity of all for sustainable economic growth and social development.
The publication is the result of the analytical review, outlining the perspectives of ESCAP members and associate members with respect to progress towards, and fundamental requirements for, the realization of gender equality and women's empowerment in Asia and the Pacific.
The Social Development Division (SDD) of ESCAP participated in the commemoration of International Girls in ICT Day on 23 April 2015 in Bangkok, organized by the ITU Regional Office in Asia, in collaboration with UN Women and Intel. The event is part of a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging young women and girls to consider studies and careers in ICTs.
This report comes from the Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: Beijing+20 Review, 17-20 November 2014, Bangkok.
In 1995, the Fourth World Conference on Women adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which were subsequently endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly (in 1996).
Asia-Pacific countries today adopted a ministerial declaration committing to accelerate action on achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment across the region. Representing a strong and united regional voice, leaders from more than 40 countries committed to reinforcing their efforts to eliminate gender discrimination and inequality, as a matter of human rights and for the development and prosperity of the region.