We would like to sincerely thank all of you who have sent abstracts, thus providing important substantive contribution to the Geneva NGO Forum for the Beijing+20 UN ECE Regional Review. We sincerely appreciate the time you have spent reflecting and writing on the gaps, challenges and recommendations for the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA).
These abstracts were reviewed by the conveners of the 16 Interactive Roundtables on the 12 critical areas of concern of the BPfA, as well as selected emerging issues, which will take place on Tuesday, 4 November. The conveners of the Interactive Roundtables have utilized these abstracts in 2 ways:
- they have invited some authors as speakers in roundtables;
- and they will integrate this substantive input in the outcome of the Forum
In spite of the high level and relevance of all the abstracts, it was unfortunately not possible to invite all authors as speakers. Please note however, that as participants to the Interactive Roundtables they will have some opportunities to take the floor and give the highlights of their recommendations (albeit within a limited time frame).