In Focus: Beijing+30 in Europe and Central Asia


In Focus: Beijing+30 in Europe and Central Asia
Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting, UN Palais, Geneva, Switzerland, 29 - 30 October 2019. Photo: UN Women/ Antoine Tardy

In 2025, the global community will mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). The Beijing Declaration serves as a global policy framework and blueprint for achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls worldwide.

Adopted in 1994 by 189 countries, the Beijing Declaration calls upon governments, the international community, and civil society, including non-governmental organizations and the private sector, to take strategic action.

As a pivotal framework for transformative change, the Platform outlines comprehensive commitments for women across 12 critical areas of concern, namely, poverty, education and training, health, violence, armed conflict, economics, power and decision-making, institutional arrangements, human rights, media, environment, and the girl child.

With the 30th anniversary of Beijing in sight, the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) gears up for new initiatives and opportunities to reengage, reaffirm commitments, bolster political will, mobilize the public, and take stock of progress made. Additionally, it seeks to identify actions needed to overcome barriers to gender equality and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Check this space for news and updates and join the conversation using the hashtag #Beijing30!


Beijing+30 Civil Society Steering Committee

Following a call for applications, UN Women ECARO established the Beijing+30 Civil Society Steering Committee in April 2024, comprising 12 civil society organizations with different profiles and mandates from the region are part of this committee.

The Committee aims to ensure effective engagement of regional and national women’s rights organizations and civil society groups in the regional review process for the 2025 global review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. It will also offer input into the review process, organize forums, contribute to negotiation processes, and facilitate the involvement of civil society organizations to drive meaningful change. Check out the list of the organizations right here.


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