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Governments block progress but uphold commitments to mainstream gender equality and women’s rights across the Sustainable Development Goals

, Index number: IOR 30/3771/2016

The 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) closed with governments reaffirming commitments in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome documents of its review conferences and pledging to mainstream gender equality and women’s rights in the implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. However, many governments failed to use this opportunity to advance their commitments around women’s human rights and gender equality with a significant number of states opposing the inclusion of language on important rights to which they had previously agreed.

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