The representative said that the Programme of Action
represents a diverse number of views. The implementation of the
Programme of Action requires effective follow-up. ECOSOC can play a
useful role in this regard. Slovakia will prepare a national Programme of
Action in preparation for the WSSD and the Women"s Conference. The
advancement of the role of women is crucial to bringing about change.
There is a need to re-evaluate national and international programmes to
bring them in line with the Cairo Programme of Action.