- Mission statement affirms that the Platform for Action is an agenda for women's empowerment. Emphasizes the role of women as key contributors to the economy and combating poverty as well as the critical role they play within the family, community and workplace.
- Discussion of the importance of the principle of 'shared responsibility' between men and women. Also includes a discussion of the close relation between poverty and environmental degradation and how these impact women and children more directly than men - 'feminization of poverty'
- Document is organized into four key sections:
- Mission Statement
- Global Framework
- Critical Areas of Concern
- Strategic Objectives and Actions