COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN

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

Call for comments

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is currently elaborating a General Recommendation on Gender-Related Dimensions of Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate.

The Committee decided to invite all interested parties to submit comments in writing on the "Draft General Recommendation on DRRCC" (to be indicated in the subject title) to the following email address: cedaw@ohchr.org

After a thorough and due consideration of comments provided, only the Committee will decide on the contents of the final version of the General Recommendation on Gender-Related Dimensions of Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate.

All submissions:

  • Must be submitted in one of the working languages of the Committee - English, French or Spanish;
  • Must be submitted in WORD format;
  • Must be submitted in one single document indicating precisely the paragraphs on which comments are being made. Inputs made in-text or in track-change format to the draft general recommendation will NOT be considered as the Committee expects inputs to be sent in a separate document;
  • Must not exceed a maximum of 5 pages for all comments made;
  • Should be written in a concise and focused style;
  • Will not be translated;
  • Will be posted on the CEDAW web page devoted to the General Recommendation on Gender-Related Dimensions of Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate. If stakeholders do NOT wish their submission to be posted on the web page, this should clearly be stated in the email accompanying the submission.

Deadline:

Comments must be submitted by 31 January 2017.

To facilitate the work of the Committee, this deadline will be strictly applied. No submissions received after this deadline will be considered or posted on the web page.

The draft General Recommendation on Gender-Related Dimensions of Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate can be found here

Submissions received:

States

NGOS

Other stakeholders

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