UNFPA Annual Report 2005

The 2005 World Summit

We, Heads of State and Government, gathered at the United Nations, New York, 14-16 September, 2005, commit to:

  • Achieve universal access to reproductive health by 2015.
  • Integrate this goal into strategies to attain the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration, aimed at reducing maternal mortality, improving maternal health, reducing child mortality, promoting gender equality, combating HIV/AIDS and eradicating poverty.
  • Resolve to adopt by 2006, and implement comprehensive national development strategies to achieve the internationally agreed development goals and objectives, including the Millennium Development Goals.
  • Remain convinced that progress for women is progress for all.
  • Reaffirm that the full and effective implementation of the goals and objectives of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action is an essential contribution to achieving the internationally agreed development goals.
  • Resolve to promote gender equality and eliminate gender discrimination by:
    • Eliminating gender inequalities in schools;
    • Guaranteeing the free and equal right of women to own and inherit property;
    • Ensuring equal access to reproductive health;
    • Promoting women’s equal access to work;
    • Eliminating all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls; and
    • Promoting increased women’s representation in government decision-making bodies.
  • Actively promote the mainstreaming of a gender perspective in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes in all political, economic and social spheres.
  • Advance the human rights of women and children in every possible way, including by bringing gender and child-protection perspectives into the human rights agenda.
  • Call upon States to continue their efforts to eradicate policies and practices that discriminate against women and to adopt laws and promote practices that protect the rights of women and promote gender equality.
  • Reaffirm that all States, regardless of their political, economic and cultural spheres, have the duty to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms.
  • Fully implement all commitments established by the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS through stronger leadership, the scaling up of a comprehensive response to achieve broad multisectoral coverage for prevention, care and treatment, and support the mobilization of additional resources from national, bilateral, multilateral and private sources.

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