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Briefing the press at United Nations Headquarters in New York for the first time, the first-ever UN advocate for the rights of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse on Friday highlighted her role to give those who have suffered "visibility" and amplify their voices. More
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The year 2015 has marked a number of significant milestones, such as the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action,  which was the focus of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) from 9–20 March 2015,  where global leaders took stock of progress and remaining challenges for implementing this landmark agreement for gender equality and women's rights. UN Women played an active role in major intergovernmental negotiations and processes including the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa in July 2015, the outcome of which was strong on the need to adequately fund gender equality and incorporate it in development planning,  as well as the negotiations and successful adoption of the new post-2015 development agenda on 25 September 2015.  The new global development roadmap includes a stand-alone goal on gender equality and women's empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5),  and mainstreams these priorities throughout all 17 goals.