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Every year, in this first issue of Our Rights, FEMNET shares with our members and readers the agreed conclusions from the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meeting. We are pleased to share with you some of these agreed conclusions from this year's 52nd Session. The full document is downloadable at: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/csw52/AC_resolutions/ L.8_Advance%20unedited_as%20corrected.pdf

1. The Commission on the Status of Women reaffirms the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which emphasized the need for political commitment to make available human and financial resources for the empowerment of women and that funding had to be identified and mobilized from all sources and across all sectors to achieve the goals of gender equality and the empowerment of women, and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, which called upon Governments to incorporate a gender perspective into the design, development, adoption and execution of all policies and budgetary processes, as appropriate, in order to promote equitable, effective and appropriate resource allocation and establish adequate budgetary allocations to support gender equality and development programmes that enhance women's empowerment.

2. The Commission reaffirms the declaration adopted on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, which stressed that challenges and obstacles remained in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome documents of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, and pledged to undertake further action to ensure their full and accelerated implementation

3. The Commission recalls the outcome of the International Conference on Financing for Development held in Monterrey in 2002, which affirms inter alia, that a holistic approach to the interconnected national, international and systemic challenges of financing for development sustainable, gender-sensitive, people-centered development--in all parts of the globe is essential.

4. The Commission also recalls the 2005 World Summit, and reaffirms that the full and effective implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, the International Conference on Population and Development and other United Nations summits and relevant Conferences are essential contributions to achieve the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration, in particular, on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

5. The Commission reaffirms the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Optional Protocol and the Convention on the Rights of the Child and takes note of the work of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women towards the practical realization of the principle of equality between women and men and girls and boys.

6. The Commission also reaffirms that states have primary responsibility for promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and that gender mainstreaming and national machineries are necessary and play a critical role in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and that for national machineries to be effective, a strong institutional framework with clear mandates, Location at the highest possible level, accountability mechanisms, partnership with civil society, a transparent political process, adequate financial and human resources and continued strong political commitment are crucial.

7. The Commission recalls that the Platform for Action recognizes that its implementation requires adequate financial resources committed at the national and international level, and that strengthening national capacities in developing countries in this regard requires striving for the fulfillment of the agreed targets of overall official development assistance from developed countries as soon as possible. The Commission also recognizes the importance of the full utilization of all sources of development finance.

8. The Commission also recognizes the importance of gender mainstreaming as a tool for achieving gender equality and to that end the need to promote the mainstreaming of a gender perspective in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes in all political, economic and social spheres, and to strengthen the capabilities of the United Nations system in the area of gender.

9. The Commission on the Status of Women reaffirms that gender equality and the promotion and protection of the full enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all are essential to advance development, peace and security, and stresses that peace is inextricably linked to equality between women and men and development.

10. The Commission reaffirms that the promotion and protection of, and respect for the human rights and fundamental freedoms of women, including the right to development, which are universal, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated, should be mainstreamed into all policies and programmes aimed at the eradication of poverty, and reaffirms as well the need to take measures to ensure that every person is entitled to participate in, to contribute to and to enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development.

11. The Commission notes the growing body of evidence which demonstrates that investing in women and girls has a multiplier effect on productivity, efficiency and sustained economic growth, and that increasing women's economic empowerment is central to achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and to poverty eradication and recognizes that adequate resources need to be allocated at all levels, mechanisms and capacities strengthened and gender-responsive policies enhanced to furry utilize the multiplier effect.

Every year, in this first issue of Our Rights, FEMNET shares with our members and readers the agreed conclusions from the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meeting. We are pleased to share with you some of these agreed conclusions from this year's 52nd Session. The full document is downloadable at: http: //www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/csw52/AC_resolutions/ L.8_Advance%20unedited_as%20corrected.pdf

1. La Commission de la condition de la femme reaffirme la Declaration et le Programme d'action de Beijing, qui insistent sur le fait qu'il doit exister une ferme volonte politique de degager les ressources humaines et financieres necessaires pour renforcer le pouvoir d'action des femmes et qu'il faudra identifier et mobiliser toutes les sources de financement dans tous les secteurs pour realiser les objectifs d'egalite des sexes et d'autonomisation des femmes, et le document final de la vingt-troisieme session extraordinaire de l'Assemblee generale, qui appelle les gouvernements a incorporer une perspective sexospecifique dans la conception, l'elaboration, l'adoption et l'execution de toutes les politiques et tous Les processus budgetaires, si necessaire, afin d'assurer une repartition equitable, efficace et adequate des ressources, et allouer suffisamment de ressources pour promouvoir l'egalite des sexes et les programmes de developpement qui rendent Les femmes plus autonomes.

2. La Commission reaffirme la declaration adoptee a l'occasion du dixieme anniversaire de la quatrieme Conference mondiale sur les femmes, qui insiste sur Les difficultes et obstacles qui continuent d'entraver la mise en oeuvre de la Declaration et du Programme d'action de Beijing et du document final de la vingt-troisieme session extraordinaire de l'Assemblee generale, et s'engage a prendre des mesures supplementaires pour accelerer leur mise en oeuvre integrale.

3. La Commission rappelle le document final de la Conference internationale sur le financement du developpement, tenue a Monterrey (Mexique) en 2002, qui affirme notamment qu'il est indispensable d'aborder a l'echelle mondiale et de facon globale les problemes nationaux, internationaux et systemiques interdependants que pose le financement du developpement--un developpement durable soucieux de la parite des sexes et a visage humain.

4. La Commission rappelle egalement le Sommet mondial de 2005 et reaffirme qu'il est essentiel de donner pleinement et dument suite a la Declaration et au Programme d'action de Beijing, ainsi qu'aux textes issus de la vingt-troisieme session extraordinaire de l'Assemblee generale, de la Conference internationale sur la population et le developpement et des autres reunions au sommet et conferences pertinentes organisees sous les auspices de l'ONU pour realiser les objectifs de developpement convenus sur le plan international, y compris ceux de la Declaration du Millenaire, notamment en ce qui concerne l'egalite des sexes et l'autonomisation des femmes.

5. La Commission reaffirme la Convention sur l'elimination de toutes les formes de discrimination a l'egard des femmes et son Protocole facultatif et la Convention relative aux droits de l'enfant, et prend note des efforts deployes par le Comite pour l'elimination de la discrimination a l'egard des femmes aux fins de la realisation concrete du principe de l'egalite des hommes et des femmes et entre les garcons et les filles.

6. La Commission reaffirme egalement que c'est aux Etats qu'il incombe au premier chef de promouvoir l'egalite des sexes et l'autonomisation des femmes et des filles, que la prise en compte des sexospecificites et les mecanismes nationaux sont indispensables a la mise en oeuvre de La Declaration et du Programme d'action de Beijing, que, pour etre efficaces, ces mecanismes doivent etre dotes de mandats clairs, situes au niveau le plus eleve possible et tenus de rendre des comptes et qu'il faut en outre qu'ils agissent en partenariat avec la societe civile, que Le processus politique soit transparent, les ressources financieres et humaines suffisantes et la volonte politique forte et soutenue.

7. La Commission rappelle qu'il est indique dans le Programme d'action que sa mise en oeuvre necessite d'engager des ressources financieres suffisantes aux niveaux national et international, et que pour renforcer les capacites nationales des pays en developpement en la matiere, il faudra s'efforcer d'atteindre aussi rapidement que possible l'objectif convenu en ce qui concerne la contribution des pays developpes a l'aide publique au developpement. La Commission reconnait qu'il convient d'utiliser pleinement toutes les sources de financement du developpement.

8. La Commission reconnait egalement que La prise en compte generalisee des sexospecificites est un bon moyen de parvenir a l'egalite des sexes et qu'il est donc necessaire de promouvoir cette demarche dans la conception, la mise en oeuvre, le suivi et l'evaluation des politiques et programmes politiques, economiques et sociaux, ainsi que de renforcer les capacites du systeme des Nations Unies dans ce domaine.

9. La Commission reaffirme que l'egalite des sexes ainsi que La promotion et la protection du plein exercice par tous des droits de la personne humaine et des libertes fondamentales sont essentielles pour promouvoir le developpement, La paix et la securite et souligne que la paix est indissociable de l'egalite des sexes et du developpement.

10. La Commission reaffirme que la promotion et la protection, ainsi que le respect des libertes et des droits fondamentaux des femmes, y compris le droit au developpement, qui sont universels, indivisibles et interdependants, devraient etre integres dans toutes les politiques et tous les programmes de lutte contre la pauvrete, et reaffirme egalement qu'il faut prendre des mesures pour garantir le droit de toute personne a participer et contribuer au developpement economique, social, culturel et politique et a en beneficier.

11. La Commission constate que de plus en plus d'elements permettent d'etablir qu'investir dans les femmes et les filles a un effet multiplicateur sur la productivite et l'efficacite et favorise une croissance economique soutenue, et que le renforcement du pouvoir economique des femmes est essentiel a la realisation des objectifs du Millenaire pour le developpement et a l'eliminatton de la pauvrete; et reconnait qu'il faut allouer les ressources necessaires a tous les niveaux, renforcer les mecanismes et les capacites et mettre en place des politiques qui repondent mieux aux preoccupations et aux besoins des femmes pour tirer pleinement parti de cet effet multiplicateur.
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