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The unfinished story of women and United Nations
Book review: this book is a detailed development dossier that revises and updates the proceedings of those conferences.
THE BOOK authored by Hilkka Pietilä discusses the role of United Nations in women development and empowerment. Hilkka Pietilä, Ex-Secretary General of the Finnish UN Association, elaborates issues related to women like pacifist and feminist aims; human rights are women’s rights; the legal status of women in the world; etc. with facts and figures.

Since the author attended all the UN world conferences on women for many years, this book is a detailed development dossier that revises and updates the proceedings of those conferences.

The book published by the United Nations-Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS), New York, covers more than eighty-five years of history between women and inter-governmental organizations. Unrecorded by history and untold by the media, this book recalls the success story of women and the League of Nations and describes the unfolding history of women at the United Nations for the advancement and empowerment of women, especially in the 30 years since the First UN World Conference on Women in Mexico City in 1975, and up to the ten-year review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in 2005.

Since the book is in the format of a monograph, the book can be good addition for academia involved in gender studies since it tells the story of how the United Nations has become a women-friendly global institution in spite of being a forum of governments, the great majority of which, until lately, has reflected primarily the visions and aspirations of men.

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