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Series VII. Pittsburgh/Beijing and Beyond, 1985-2000

Scope and Content Notes:

These records relate to Peace Links’ attendance at the United Nation’s Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China from September 4-15, 1995. A concurrent unofficial Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) Forum, held from August 30 to September 8, 1995, paralleled the themes of the UN conference and included workshops, presentations, and plenary sessions by international participants. Members of the Pittsburgh/Beijing and Beyond ’95 group participated in both the UN Conference on Women and the NGO Forum. Some of the Peace Links members traveled to the conference on a "Peace Train" that ran from Helsinki, Finland all the way to Beijing. Topics discussed at the conference included development, education, human rights, health and reproductive rights, and world peace. Despite difficulties, the conference was felt to have accomplished some important advances in the topics discussed.

This series contains papers pertaining to the preparation for and attendance of the conference and forum. Materials in the collection include a small number of United Nation reports, flyers, newspaper clippings, and brochures, relating to topics discussed at international conferences and the status of women and development in various countries. There are no internal business records, correspondence, or financial statements in this series.

Researchers may also wish to consult To Beijing and Beyond: Pittsburgh and the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, edited by Janice Auth.

Subseries 1. Beijing, 1994-1997

Box 11
Folder 26 CMAST Speech, undated
Folder 27-28 Conference, 1994-1997
Folder 29 Ford Foundation, undated
Folder 30 Pittsburgh, Beijing and Beyond, 1995
Folder 31-32 Miscellaneous Materials, undated
Folder 33 The United Nations, undated
Folder 34-39 The Fourth World Conference on Women, September 4-15, 1995

Subseries 2. Conferences, Bulk, 1994-1995 1985-1995

Box 12
Folder 1 Cairo, Egypt: International Conference on Population & Development, September 5-13, 1994
Folder 2 Nairobi, Kenya: World Conference to Review and Appraise the Achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women Equality, Development and Peace, July 15-26, 1985
Folder 3 Turku, Finland: Nordic Forum - Women's Life and Work: Joy and Freedom, August 1-6, 1994
Folder 4 Copenhagen, Denmark: United Nations World Summit on Social Development, March 6-12, 1995
Folder 5 Vienna, Austria: High-Level Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Fourth World Conference on Women, October 17-21, 1994

Subseries 3. Conference Topics, undated

Folder 6-7 Development, undated
Folder 8-9 Draft Platform for Action, undated
Folder 10 Education, undated
Folder 11 Equality – Human Rights, undated
Folder 12 Gender Issues, undated
Folder 13 Health and Reproductive Rights, undated
Folder 14 Peace, undated

Subseries 4. United Nations, 1995

Folder 15 Commission on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), undated
Folder 16 Peace, undated
Folder 17 Peace - Nuclear Weapons, undated
Folder 18 Peace - Peace Keeping, undated
Folder 19-21 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, undated
Folder 22 United Nations Correspondence, undated
Folder 23 United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), undated
Folder 24 United Nations Economic Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), undated
Folder 25 United Nations Materials, undated
Folder 26 State Department, Pre-Conference, 1995

Subseries 5. Non-Governmental Organizations, 1995

Folder 27 American Association of University Women, undated
Folder 28 Application Forms for Beijing 1995 and NGO Forum, undated
Folder 29 NGO Forum, 1995
Folder 30 NGO - General, undated
Folder 31 Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO), undated
Folder 32 Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), undated
Folder 33 Beijing and General WILPF Information, undated
Folder 34 Working Group - Beijing WILPF for Peace, undated
Folder 35 World Federalist Association, undated

Subseries 6. Countdown to Beijing, 1995

Folder 36 Countdown to Beijing: Coalition of Minnesota Women and Organizations Preparing for the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, 1995

Subseries 7. Peace Train, 1994-2000

Folder 37-39 Peace Train Materials, 1995
Folder 40 Beijing, 2000
Folder 41 Peace Train/China Writings, 1995
Folder 42 Pennsylvania Commission for Women, 1994
Folder 43 Pittsburgh, 1994-1995
Folder 44 Accreditation to the United Nations, 1995-1996

Box 13
Folder 1 Correspondence, 1995-1996
Folder 2 1994-1995

Subseries 8. Pittsburgh Material, 1990-1997

Folder 3-15 Pittsburgh, Beijing '95 and Beyond, 1995
Folder 16 Pittsburgh City Council, 1997
Folder 17 Pittsburgh Commission for Women, 1990
Folder 18 United States Department of Labor, 1995-1996
Folder 19 Hannah Wasserman, Correspondence, 1997

Subseries 9. Foreign Countries, 1991-1995

Folder 20 Australia, 1995
Folder 21 China Beijing Conference and Forum, 1995
Folder 22 General: China, 1991-1995
Folder 23 Peace and Disarmament, 1993
Folder 24 Tourist Information, undated
Folder 25 General, 1994-1995
Folder 26 Germany, undated
Folder 27 Romania, 1994

Subseries 10. Post Conference, 1993-2002

Folder 28 Beijing, 1995
Folder 29 Beijing Plus 5, 2000
Folder 30 Book Correspondence, "To Beijing and Beyond", 2001
Folder 31 Development, 1993-1995
Folder 32 Division for the Advancement of Women, 2001
Folder 33 Employment, 1995
Folder 34 Hague Appeal for Peace, 1999
Folder 35 Home from Beijing Writings, 1995
Folder 36 Newspaper Clippings - UN 4th WCW, 1995
Folder 37 Pittsburgh Forum Development, 1995
Folder 38-41 Post-Beijing Reports, 1996

Box 14
Folder 1 Post-UN 4th WCW Reports, 1995-1996
Folder 2 Thursday in Black, 1995-2002
Folder 3 US Reports on Women for the UN Conference, 1985-1995
Folder 4 White House/Interagency on Women, 1995-1996