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The conference process of the United Nations (chart)

The UN called the conference process the series of nine intergovernmental conferences it organized immediately after the fall of the Berlin wall, between 1990 and 1996. The goal of the process was to build a “new global consensus”.

Year Location Theme Gain
1990 Jomtien Education for all “For all”
1990 New-York Children Children’s rights
1992 Rio Environment Sustainable development
1993 Vienna Human rights Rights culture
1994 Cairo Population Reproductive health
1995 Copenhagen Social development New social contract
1995 Beijing Women Gender perspective
1996 Istanbul Habitat Partnership principle
1996 Rome Food security Holism

Follow-up conferences

1996 Amman Jomtien + 5
1997 New York Rio + 5
1999 New York Cairo + 5
2000 Genève Copenhagen + 5
2000 New York Beijing + 5
2000 Dakar Jomtien + 10
2001 New York Istanbul + 5
2002 Johannesburg Rio + 10
2002 New York New York + 10
2004 Amsterdam Cairo + 10
2005 New York Beijing + 10

Conferences following and consolidating global consensus-building

2001 Brussels Least developed countries
2001 New-York AIDS
2001 Durban Racism
2002 Monterrey Development finance
2002 Madrid Aging
2003 Geneva Telecommunications

Conferences preceding and preparing global consensus-building

1968 Tehran Human rights
1972 Stockholm Environment
1974 Bucharest Population
1975 Mexico Women
1980 Copenhagen Women
1984 Mexico Population
1985 Nairobi Women

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