Iranian VP to Deliver Speech in UN Conference on Status of Women
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi left Tehran for New York on Saturday to participate in a UN conference on the status of women due to open on Monday.
The fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (Beijing+20) will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2015.
Heading a high-ranking Iranian delegation, Molaverdi is slated to attend the conference and deliver a speech.
Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from across the world are to attend the session.
The main focus of the session will be on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, including current challenges that affect its implementation and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women, according to the official website of the session.
The Commission will undertake a review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20 years after its adoption at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995.
The review (Beijing+20) will also include the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly, the first five-year assessment conducted after the adoption of the Platform for Action, which highlighted further actions and initiatives.