There will be no UN World Conference on Women in 2015. But there can be one in 2020. Or whenever the women of the world want it to happen. The 20-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York in March 2015 could generate a recommendation to hold a Fifth World Conference by 2020.
Opinions on this have been divided. Here is an interesting article on this by Anne-Marie Goetz and Joanne Sandler at OpenDemocracy.org.
Do we have more to gain than lose from holding a Fifth World Conference on Women? WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Across countries and communities, the common ground that those who fight for women’s rights have is each other. What are your ideas on how a world conference could push our common priorities for gender equality and women's rights forward?
Share your views, opinions and rants with us on Twitter from Feb 9 to 13, 2015. Use the hashtag #5thwcw. Let’s have this conversation.