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Consultation for the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality

Feb 18, 2019

The Government of Tunisia, the United Nations Development Programme and UN Women, are organizing the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality that will take place April 24-26.

The Tunis Forum will take place one year before the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, as well as one year before the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 which set the standard for women, peace, and security. The Tunis Forum will also take place before the first Global Sustainable Development Report is presented to the autumn summit on the SDGs and will be an opportunity to integrate and connect the key elements of these processes and highlight the important role that civil society can play.

With this in mind, the consultation will focus on:

- Beijing to Beijing +25; what has worked, what was missing, what should the next 25 years be about?

- Gender equality for local governance transformation: can increasing numbers of women mayors in the world change the nature of our cities; how can their power be used to help create sustainable cities/ more equitable resource distribution?

- Women, Peace and security:  has UNSCR 1325 delivered?  What can be done to integrate the WPS agenda better with CEDAW? What could help give civil society more ownership of the WPS agenda?

- Innovation, technology and women’s economic empowerment; how can the 4th industrial revolution be harnessed for gender equality and women’s empowerment?  

The Tunis Forum will be live-streamed and accessible to ensure maximum outreach and participation. Those who are very engaged in the online consultation will be considered to receive an invitation to attend the Forum in person in accordance with selected criteria set by the organizers.

If you would like to recommend individuals, preferably from different areas of society, who would be relevant and interested in being invited to the Tunis Forum, please visit use this form. The deadline is 20th February 2019.

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