United Nations

Women's Economic Agenda in the 21st Century

Global Women's Project | Fri, Jun 1, 2001

Women's Economic Agenda in the 21st Century

"This paper addresses the questions: How have women benefited from organizing at the UN over the last 25 years? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the UN as a political space for women's human rights advocacy? How is globalization addressed in the Outcomes Document of Beijing + 5 at the UN? Why are women expanding their advocacy to include international institutions such as the WB, IMF and WTO? What critiques are women formulating around trade, investment, debt relief, poverty eradication, SAPs, oversees development assistance and national economic policy-making? This paper was released as the first paper in the the Center of Concern and International Gender and Trade Network Occasional Paper Series on Gender, Development and Trade."