In 2014, UN Women supported national consultations for the 20-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action (Beijing +20) in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Ukraine.
In 2015, assisted by UN Women, the Kyrgyz Republic hosted an international conference on "The role of Parliament in achieving gender equality in the context of Beijing+20." It was attended by parliamentarians, representatives from international research institutes, gender experts, women’s activists and members of local councils. More than 150 participants developed and adopted a resolution on progressive measures to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment across the key areas of the Beijing Platform for Action.
In Albania, UN Women and UNFPA are leading discussions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UN Country Team to establish a tracking mechanism for implementation of human rights measures including CEDAW. UN Women has supported the People’s Advocate of Albania to prepare the first shadow report on CEDAW implementation, already being used to highlight gaps and issues.