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Collection Overview

Creator:
Timothy, Kristen
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Title:
Kristen Timothy papers
Repository:
Public Policy Papers
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/jq085k058
Dates:
1990-2000 (mostly 1995)
Size:
9 boxes
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-9
Language:
English

Abstract

These records include the working papers of Kristen Timothy in preparation for the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing. They contain materials that document the evolution of the Platform for Action adopted at the conference from a short statement of major campaigns for the international community to mount, drawing on the recommendations of three previous world conferences on women organized by the UN, to a major statement of policy goals in twelve critical areas of concern to women and girls globally.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

These records include the working papers of Kristen Timothy in preparation for the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing. They contain materials that document the evolution of the Platform for Action adopted at the conference from a short statement of major campaigns for the international community to mount, drawing on the recommendations of three previous world conferences on women organized by the UN in Mexico City in 1975, Copenhagen, Denmark in 1980 and Nairobi, Kenya in 1985, to a major statement of policy goals in twelve critical areas of concern to women and girls globally.

Collection Creator Biography:

Kristen Timothy served from 1993-1995 as the United Nations Coordinator for the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China in September 1995.Timothy was instrumental in the development by the UN Conference Secretariat of the Beijing Platform for Action, the policy document adopted by the member states at the conference. She actively promoted access by civil society to the official deliberations, acting as the Secretariat's liaison with the Equipo, the non-governmental group established to coordinate the activities of NGO's attending the official conference. She participated in planning missions to China and was a major advocate and facilitator of the use of new technologies during the conference. She was a regular speaker at events preceding the conference advocating non-governmental and governmental commitment to concrete actions to address the inequities, poverty and human rights violations experienced by women and girls worldwide.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of Kristen Timothy in 2010 [ML.2010.028]

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were separated from this collection.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Maureen Callahan on February 22, 2011. A MARC record and finding aid were created, and materials were moved into archival housing at this time.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Special Requirements for Access:

Access to some audiovisual material follows the Mudd Manuscript Library policy for preservation and access to audiovisual materials.

Credit this material:

Kristen Timothy papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/jq085k058
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345