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January 29, 2012

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Five-Year Agenda

Thanks to Vinny Smith from Development Initiatives for sending me the news of the UN Secretary-General’s new 5 year action plan.  We welcome these initiatives very warmly.

V. WORKING WITH AND FOR WOMEN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

1. Deepen the UN campaign to end violence against women by enhancing support for countries to adopt legislation that criminalizes violence against women and provides reparations and remedies to victims, provide women with access to justice and pursue and prosecute perpetrators of violence against women.

2. Promote women’s political participation worldwide by encouraging countries to adopt measures that guarantee women’s equal access to political leadership, managing elections to promote women’s engagement and building the capacity of women to be effective leaders. Place a special focus on the Secretary-General’s seven-point action plan on women’s participation in peacebuilding.

3. Develop an action agenda for ensuring the full participation of women in social and economic recovery through a multi-stakeholder partnership with government, the private sector and civil society. This should include recommendations on inheritance laws, wages, childcare, work-sharing and taxes.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Five-Year Agenda.