➢ The 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, was one of the largest ever
gatherings of the United Nations, and a critical turning point in the world’s focus on gender equality
and the empowerment of women.
➢ The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1995 is the most ambitious road map for the
empowerment of women and girls everywhere.
➢ In 2020, it will be 25 years since the Beijing Platform for Action set strategic objectives and actions
for the achievement of gender equality in 12 critical areas of concern.
➢ The Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting provided a forum for United Nations Economic
Commission for Europe (UNECE) member States to review progress and identify challenges in the
implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action.
National Consultation on the review of Beijing +25:
➢ To mark of 25 years of the adoption of Beijing Platform for Action, Ministry of Women & Child
Development (MWCD), the National Commission for Women (NCW) and UN Women organized a
National Consultation on the Review of Beijing+25.
➢ It aims to o galvanize all stakeholders to implement actions that remove the most conspicuous
barriers to gender equality.
➢ The consultation will bring together civil society and the women and youth of India, gender equality
advocates from all walks of life, in a national public conversation on the urgent actions that need to
be taken for the realization of gender equality.