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I. Introduction II. Progress towards the MDGs in the ESCAP Region in Relation to Gender Equality III. Linking the MDGs to CEDAW and the BPfA IV. Complementary Targets and Indicators for Maximizing Linkages among MDGs, CEDAW and BPF to Strengthen Gender Equality V. Approaches to Adopting the MDGs at the National Level VI. Conclusions To download full paper
In light of the growing digital divide, there is a critical need to ensure that women have equitable access to the benefits and opportunities made possible by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and to leverage ICTs for women's empowerment and the promotion of gender equality. Gender-sensitive ICT policies must be applied to e-business given the rapid integration of ICTs into the business environment. This paper presents a study on gender and e-business in Malaysia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea and Thailand.
This paper was commissioned by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asian and the Pacific (hereafter ESCAP) as part of a global project entitled “Strengthening National Mechanisms for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women”. The project is a joint project between the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women and the five United Nations Regional Commissions. It aims to strengthen collaborations and synergies between different mechanisms at national level to facilitate the goals of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in 1995, there has been progress in some areas towards achieving gender equality in the Asia and Pacific region. Despite the progress made, however, women in the region continue to face discrimination and persistent constraints to achieving gender equality and empowerment. The snapshot of key issues and corresponding indicators presented in this chart highlight both selected challenges and priorities for action by Governments.
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The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) convened a High-level Intergovernmental Meeting to review the regional implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995) and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (2000) for the ESCAP region, from 16-18 November 2009 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. The Outcome Document was adopted on 18 November 2009.
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United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women was held in September 1995 in Beijing, China and adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) on 15 September 1995 aimed at achieving greater equality and advancing the situation of women and girls.United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women was held in September 1995 in Beijing, China and adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) on 15 September 1995 aimed at achieving greater equality and advancing the situation of women and girls.
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