UN Adopted Political Declaration on Women's Rights

Published on March 10, 2020
Current context: United Nations has adopted a stripped-down political declaration on women's rights on 9th March 2020.
UN Adopted Political Declaration on Women's Rights
  • The political declaration on women's rights was adopted during the 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
  • The UN body reaffirmed the 1995 road map to achieve gender equality that was adopted by 189 countries at the 1995 Beijing women's conference.
  • A UN declaration on women is approved every five years.
  • The adopted text follows the main lines of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1995.
  • It sought to promote women's emancipation and advancement around the world.
  • The member countries also took the pledge:
    1. To fight against "human trafficking and modern slavery and other forms of exploitation,"
    2. To ensure just treatment and provide support services for "all women victims of violence"
  • UN Secretary-General: Antonio Guterres
  • Headquarters: New York, United States

Question: 

Q.1 The United Nations has adopted the political declaration on women's rights on 9th March 2020, which is based on the roadmap of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action ________?
a. 1990
b. 1993
c. 1995
d. 2000

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