Via WEDO - We are happy to report
that in the last meeting of the 62nd session of the United Nations General
Assembly today September 15, 2008, member states adopted by consensus a
resolution moving the Gender Equality Architecture Reform process forward.
Please find attached a copy of the draft resolution on System Wide Coherence
received on Friday, together with the President of the GA’s communication to
member states. In paragraph 5, the resolution “requests the
Secretary-General to provide a further, detailed modalities paper in respect to
the options set out in the Deputy Secretary-General’s paper…focusing in
particular on the “Composite Entity” option with a view to facilitating
substantive action by the General Assembly within the 63rd session.” The
resolution also notes several topics such as funding, governance structure etc
which should be addressed in the new paper.
Gender & Governance Program Coordinator
Women's Environment & Development Organization
(212) 973-0325 x 209
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