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COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

CEDAW Committee consists of 23 experts on women’s rights from around the world.

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Ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Status of ratification on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 

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Recent Developments and Events

67th session Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVI, A Building, 3-21 July 2017

Pre-sessional Working Group for the 69th session, Room XVI, A Building, 24-28 July 2017

General recommendation No. 35 on gender-based violence against women, updating general recommendation No. 19

CEDAW Inputs to the 2017 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

66th session Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVI, A Building, 13 February - 3 March 2017

Pre-sessional Working Group for the 68th session, Room XVI, A Building, 6 - 10 March 2017

Draft General Recommendation on Gender-Related Dimensions of Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate

Pre-Sessional Working Group for the 67th session Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVI, A Building, 21-25 November 2016

65th session Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVI, A Building, 24 October-18 November 2016

Draft update of General Recommendation No. 19 (1992) on gender based violence against women

Addressing gender dimensions in large-scale movements of refugees and migrants - Joint Statement by the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW), the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Side Event to the 64th CEDAW session: "Promoting and Protecting Women Migrant Workers’ Labour and Human Rights through CEDAW and CMW" (21 July 2016, 1.15 - 2.45 p.m., PDN, Room XXIV)

19th Meeting of States parties - Elections 2016

Half-day general discussion on "gender-related dimensions of disaster risk reduction and climate change"

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