Before the Minister went to New York in 2020 for CSW64 two documents were prepared to assess progress in "closing the gap" from what Canada signed on to at Beijing in 1995 in The Platform for Action, and where we are today. See the official government analysis (#1 below) and the NGO world's analysis of our gap (#2 below)

  1. Canada’s National Review (official government analysis)

  2. The NGO response "Unfinished Business”

    • pp.93-109 Women in the Economy

    • p.109-115 Women in Power and Decision-Making

  3. Download the Political Declaration of CSW64

The year 2020 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). It was also the five-year mark towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Still challenged by the global pandemic, the year 2021 has revealed inequities and opened the opportunity to accelerate achievement of the Beijing platform and 2030 Goals towards equity for girls and women around the world.

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Looking forward

The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 15 to 26 March 2021.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session.