The Millennium Development Goals, that were internationally agreed upon in year 2000, have played an important role in focusing attention on gender equality and women`s empowerment. Progress has been made over the past years, especially on girls access to education. However there is still a lot to be done in creating equality for girls and women.
The upcoming commission on the Status of Women will examine the gaps and achievements made in progress for girls and women. This will be a milestone in the ongoing post-2015 debate, drawing attention to the importance of gender equality and a Stand-alone Sustainable Development Goal in that context.
Over 6000 NGO representatives from 860 organisations worldwide have registered to attend the Commission, and over 135 side-events hosted by UN-agencies are planned alongside the official meetings. Additionally 300 parallel events will be hosted by civil society organisations.
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