Check the Brief
Introduction to the World Conferences
Check the list of UN Documents on Women's / Gender
This section provides documents from the cycle of UN Summits
and Conferences during held the 1990s and their follow-up and related UN
Agencies. Although these are separate processes, they are closely linked and
It is important not to think in the "compartments" of the
processes but look across the board. For example, all the UN Summits and
their follow-up address women's and gender issues. Sometimes, the most
progressive, powerful or useful agreements are being found in unexpected
By events & Meetings:
UN Summits and Conferences
Outcomes of the cycle of UN Summits and Conferences since 1992, including
their 5 Year Reviews and/or preparations for them - so-called Agendas; Global Plans of
Action; Platforms for Action; and Declarations.
UN Commissions are dealing with monitoring and reviewing the progress being made since the
respective Summit or Conference. Find reports, decisions and recommendations from UN Commissions and agencies.
Other UN Documents
UN Conventions; UN Regional Commissions; Secretary General reports; and
expert groups meetings reports which are related to the themes of the
Summits and to their follow-up processes.
The sections also include short background information about the Summits,
the Commissions, the UN Agencies, and the source and nature of the documents are