Commemorating the World Conference on women in Beijing in the form of a high-level meeting reflects the unique status of the world womens Congress in Beijing. Why should the United Nations commemorate this conference held in Beijing 25 years ago?
In history, the United Nations has held four world conferences on women. The first Congress was held in Mexico in 1975, and then held two sessions in Copenhagen in 1980 and Nairobi in 1985.
In 1995, the fourth World Conference on women was held in Beijing. The Congress adopted the Beijing Declaration and platform for action, which reached the strategic objectives and policy framework for promoting gender equality and protecting womens rights.
On September 4, 1995, the fourth World Conference on women of the United Nations was held in Beijing, China (Xinhua News Agency)
This is an important World Conference on women held in the history of the United Nations. The spirit, strategic objectives and policy framework of the World Conference on women in Beijing have profoundly influenced the cause of global womens development in the past quarter century.
5 years ago, when the World Conference on women in Beijing convened 20th anniversary, President Xi Jinping attended and hosted the global womens summit in United Nations Headquarters, New York, and pointed out: the spirit declared in the Beijing World Conference on women has spawned positive changes in the world.
This positive change first took root, blossomed and fruited in China.
Just in 1995, China promulgated and implemented the first national action plan to promote gender equality and womens development. Its formulation marks the formation of the national women and children work system.
The increasingly complete laws and regulations provide strong support for the protection of womens rights and interests. The basic national policy of gender equality has become an important concept and content of the partys governance. A decisive battle to overcome poverty alleviation has benefited many poor women
With the concept of equality between men and women deeply rooted in the hearts of the people, womens status has been constantly improved, womens ability has been constantly improved, and womens demeanor has also been shining on the stage of the times. In the process of epidemic prevention and control, women doctors, nurses, community workers, police officers and Party members and cadres have stepped forward to build a steel defense line and hold up half the sky.
Were going to like them. This is the approval of President Xi Jinping to the majority of women compatriots and the affirmation of the all-round development of womens cause in China.
On March 8, 2020, female medical staff and patients participated in the March 8 womens Day activity in Wuchang shelter hospital (Photo by Xinhua reporter Xiong Qi)
Looking around the world, the World Conference on women in Beijing has also promoted the cause of women around the world to bear fruitful results.
As president Xi Jinping pointed out in his speech, womens social status has been significantly improved, and the role of half sky has been increasingly evident. Gender equality and empowerment of women have become an important goal of the United Nations agenda for sustainable development in 2030.
According to the global gender response tracking data released by the United Nations womens office and the United Nations Development Programme, most of the social security and employment support measures during the new epidemic have ignored the needs of women, and only 12% of countries have taken special measures to protect womens rights and interests.
March 6, 2020, UN womens Day celebrations call for an equal generation (Photo by Li Muzi, Xinhua News Agency)
How to implement the Beijing Declaration and platform for action and promote gender equality and womens development through practical actions? President Xi Jinping put forward four points:
These four propositions have guided the development direction of global womens cause under the new situation, and once again reflected Chinas leading role in the worlds womens cause.
Chinas commitment is in line with the spirit of the World Conference on women in Beijing. It not only shows the responsibility of great powers, but also the vivid practice of the concept of community of common destiny for mankind.
To build a world in which women are free from discrimination and build a society of inclusive development, we need the whole world to work together and act together.
President Xi Jinping proposed that the global womens summit be held again in 2025. This initiative will create a brighter and brighter future for the cause of global womens development.