Petition Circulates to Enjoin Support for Fifth World Conference on Women
Tuesday, June 28, 2005 2:20 PM

More than 50,000 participated in the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, held in 1995. Many are now calling for a Fifth World Conference as it would be the "first since the internet made worldwide communication easy." It is expected that use of the worldwide web would bring together more participants than ever before and would result in the "most effective gathering of women ever held." After the Beijing + 5 review in 2000, organizations around the world have been discussing the possibility of another conference. Several NGOs agreed that such a conference should take place before 2010, but after 2005. There is currently a petition circulating to gather additional support for holding the Fifth Conference.

Cited from:  "Petition - Fifth World Women's Conference," NEWW-Polska, 27 June 2005.
"Fifth World Conference and Women and the 2005 CSW Review of the Beijing platform for Action - Discussions by NGOs at the 47th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women," International Alliance of Women, April 2003.