Sutton Colloquium

2019 Sutton Colloquium

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This three-panel webinar will review the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and discuss the progress made and challenges encountered over the last 25 years. The adopting countries “agreed that women’s rights are human rights; that the eradication of poverty require women’s involvement in economic and social development; that there must be equal opportunities for women and men in sustainable development; and that peace is inextricably linked to the advancement of women. Twenty-five years after its adoption, the Platform for Action remains the most complete framework for gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls and the realization of their human rights.” (https://reliefweb.int/report/world/25-years-after-beijing-review-un-system-s-support-implementation-platform-action-2014) The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, adopted in 2015, specifically Goal 5 – Gender Equality- prioritize gender equality as a fundamental goal and give additional support to achieve the Declaration’s goals.

The sessions are loosely titled: The Economic Realm, The Political Realm, and Sustainable Development Goal #5. The full agenda and speaker biographies are available below.

Program Schedule Download Sutton_20-21_Agenda.1.pdf

Speaker Biographies Download Sutton Speaker Bios.pdf

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Contact Anne Aguirre, aaguirre@law.du.edu, for more information.

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