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2017
The Ocean Conference
2015
Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Paris Agreement
2014
SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway
2013
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
2012
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO +20: the Future We Want
2010
Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation: MSI+5
2005
BPOA+10: Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
2002
World Summit on Sustainable (WSSD) Rio+10: Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
1999
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)+5
1997
UNGASS -19: Earth Summit +5
1994
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)
1993
Start of CSD
1992
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Agenda 21
1987
Our Common Future
1972
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
Creation of UNEP
The African Gender and Development Index 2011: Promoting gender equality in Africa African Women?s Report 2009: Measuring Gender Inequality in Africa: Experiences and Lessons from the African Gender and Development Index
UNECA, 2011
by: Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

After over 15 years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, African States have certainly become more aware of the need to eliminate gender inequality. This is evidenced from the numerous initiatives in legal, policy, institutional, communication and other programmatic initiatives which have evolved over the years. Nevertheless, governments have found it difficult to assess the actual extent of gender inequality in their societies, whether progress is being made and if so to what extent. To assist governments achieve the goal of measuring gender equality in a timely and efficient manner, the ECA has, developed a monitoring mechanism, the African Gender and Development Index (AGDI). This tool allows policy makers to assess their own performance in implementing policies and programmes geared towards ending women?s marginalization. It also aims to improve knowledge on African women?s issues and concerns, through analysis and visibility.

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