Committee
ECOSOC : Commission on the Status of Women - Beginner level
Country
Israel

Author

Deborah Meyer
Switzerland

Cite as https://mymun.com/ppdb/8036

COUNTRY: Israel

COMMITTEE: ECOSOC: Commission on the Status of Women

NAME: Deborah Meyer

Topic A: The Pertinence of Contemporary Applications of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfa) ‘’affirmed the primary duty of States to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms of women.’’ Israel, as a 2017 member of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW), also works towards this goal. The country’s position on the issue in the Beijing+15 (2010) review conference has improved greatly. 51% of judges in the judicial system are women, about 3% more women have academic degrees than men and many laws have been passed on behalf of women’s equality to men. However, pay gaps and difficulty in application of laws are examples of problems which still persist.

Israel has recognized the importance in equality of women, ever since declarin...