A familiar theme – as the annual Commission on the Status of Women meets at the UN, some states try to water down the declaration while activists work to prevent that.
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The two-week CSW, held in New York, will review progress made in implementing the Beijing recommendations over the past two decades.
But last week, the Women’s Rights Caucus, which monitors discussions at the CSW, said it was concerned that the language in the declaration was being watered down by certain UN states.
The caucus called on organisations to add their signatures to a statement demanding the declaration be strengthened.
It is understood that Russia, the Holy See (which has a seat on the UN as a non-member
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