Draft Platform for Action
I. PROPOSED BEIJING DECLARATION TO ACCOMPANY THE DRAFT PLATFORM FOR ACTION: MATERIAL SUBMITTED BY PATRICIA B. LICUANAN (PHILIPPINES), CHAIRPERSON OF THE THIRTY-NINTH SESSION OF THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
General characteristics of the Declaration
- 1. Short and concise.
- 2. Understandable and appealing to a wide range of audiences.
It should be able to communicate to parliamentarians and rural
women alike what the Fourth World Conference on Women was about.
- 3. Focused on main (a few) "cross-cutting" themes
rather than covering the 12 areas of concern in the Platform.
It should present main messages rather than a summary.
- 4. Broad rather than specific or detailed.
- 5. Rousing and inspiring.