United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

UNIFEM South Asia Office

Events in 2000

26-27 September 2000, Bandos Island, Maldives

The Event The United Nations Development Fund for Women, South Asia Regional Office organized Commemorating Beijing III, the Third Beijing Biennial Meeting in South Asia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Security, Government of Maldives.  The meeting was held on 26-27 September 2000 at Bandos Island, Maldives.  

The Objectives: Commemorating Beijing III, while being a continuation of the process of regional sharing and learning, provided an opportunity for a number of observations and insights presented at Beijing Plus Five to be debated within the regional context.  It also provided the opportunity to assess the opportunities for and impediments to the progress of South Asian women and the chance to examine the feasibility of recommended actions within the regional context.  Specifically, Commemorating Beijing III aimed, 

-     to identify and reiterate key regional priorities, 

-     to take stock and strategize at a regional level on key concerns including trafficking of women and girl 

-     to share experiences on CEDAW  implementation from the region

Maldives Forward Moving Strategies (PDF)