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UN Economic and Social Council: Commission on the Status of Women: Fifty-third session, 2-13 March 2009: Item 3 (a) (i) of the provisional agenda [joint statement 2]

, Index number: IOR 41/017/2009

The global campaign for Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR Campaign) welcomes the priority theme of the Commission on the Status of Women on “the equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS”. The GEAR campaign believes that the creation of a new consolidated and stronger United Nations entity for women will greatly advance gender equality, the empowerment of women and women’s human rights throughout the world. This statement is being circulated in accordance with paragraphs 36 and 37 of Economic and Social Council resolution 1996/31.

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