Consultation for the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality

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This consultation closed on February 28th, 2019 and the discussions are no longer accepting comments. If you would like to contact the organisers of the Online Global Consultation for the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality, please email

We thank all our Moderators for facilitating the discussion and synthesising the outcomes.

Many thanks to all those who took the time to comment on the discussions.


The Government of Tunisia, the United Nations Development Programme and UN Women, are organizing the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality that will take place April 24-26.

The Tunis Forum will take place one year before the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, as well as one year before the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 which set the standard for women, peace and security. The Tunis Forum will also take place before the first Global Sustainable Development Report is presented to the autumn summit on the SDGs and will be an opportunity to integrate and connect the key elements of these processes and highlight the important role that civil society can play.

With this in mind, the consultation will focus on:

  1. Beijing to Beijing +25; what has worked, what was missing, what should the next 25 years be about?
  2. Gender equality for local governance transformation: can increasing numbers of women mayors in the world change the nature of our cities; how can their power be used to help create sustainable cities/ more equitable resource distribution?
  3. Women, Peace and security:  has UNSCR 1325 delivered?  What can be done to integrate the WPS agenda better with CEDAW? What could help give civil society more ownership of the WPS agenda?
  4. Innovation, technology and women’s economic empowerment; how can the 4th industrial revolution be harnessed for gender equality and women’s empowerment?  

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