DPI/AP Reports 2013

Report of the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

I. ORGANIZATION OF THE MEETING

1. The Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women was held during 5 and 6 February 2013 in Bangkok. The Meeting was jointly organized by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, in cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Regional Coordination Mechanism Thematic Working Group on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women.

2. The objectives of the Meeting were to prepare participants for the 57th session of Commission on the Status of Women by: (a) enhancing their understanding of the achievements, remaining obstacles and emerging challenges with respect to ending and preventing violence against women and girls in Asia-Pacific through cross-country sharing of experiences and practices; and (b) identifying priorities, common strategies and ways forward, including through regional cooperation, to address the obstacles and challenges for the elimination and prevention of violence against women and girls at the national and regional levels.

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When: 13/2/2013

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