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COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN

19th Meeting of States parties (New York, 21 June 2016): Election of eleven members of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to replace those whose terms are due to expire on 31 December 2016

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is composed of 23 experts of high moral standing and competence in the field covered by the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women1. Nominations for membership of the Committee can be made by States parties to the Convention, in accordance with article 17 of the Convention. Article 17 (1) states that “the experts shall be elected by State parties from among their nationals and shall serve in their personal capacity, consideration being given to equitable geographical distribution and to the representation of the different forms of civilization as well as the principal legal systems”.

In accordance with article 17 (5), the members of the Committee shall be elected for a term of four years.

The nineteenth meeting of States parties will take place in New York on 21 June 2016 with the aim of electing eleven members of the Committee to replace those members whose term of office will expire on 31 December 2016. States parties to the Convention are invited to nominate their candidates by 7 March 2016.

The nominations and biographical data form (Annex III) should be submitted in electronic version (the latter in Word format) to the CEDAW Secretary, Mr. Jakob Schneider (jschneider@ohchr.org), with copy to Ms. Irene del Pilar Sandoval (idelpilarsandoval@ohchr.org).

For the text of the Convention and the current status of ratification, including reservations and declarations, please refer to the United Nations Treaties Collection on the Internet at http://treaties.un.org.

Name of candidate
Nationality
Ms. Justine AZANLEDJI-AHADZI Togo
Ms. Nicole AMELINE France
Mr. Gunnar BERGBY Norway
Ms. Marion BETHEL Bahamas
Ms. Mabel Beatriz BIANCO
E | S
Argentina
Ms. Samra FILIPOVIC-HADZIABDIC Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ms. Hilary GBEDEMAH Ghana
Ms. Suzany GONZALEZ ZAMBRANO
E | S
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Ms. Nahla HAIDAR Lebanon
Ms. Harkristuti HARKRISNOWO Indonesia
Ms. Renee LAIVIERA Malta
Ms. Dalia LEINARTE Lithuania
Ms. Rosario G. MANALO Philippines
Ms. Violeta NEUBAUER Slovenia
Ms. Ernestine NGONZO FEZA Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ms. Theodora NWANKWO Nigeria
Ms. Ana PELAEZ NARVAEZ
E | F | S
Spain
Ms. Jacqueline PITANGUY DE ROMANI
Brazil
Ms. Bandana RANA Nepal
Ms. Wenyan SONG China
Ms. Sharifah Hapsah SYED HASSAN SHAHBUDIN Malaysia
Ms. Franceline TOE-BOUDA Burkina Faso
Ms. Aicha Vall VERGES
A | E | F
Mauritania
Ms. Tamder AL-RAMMAH [withdrawn] Saudi Arabia

Candidatures received after 7 March 2016

Name of candidate
Nationality
Ms. Amal AL-MANNAI
E | A
Qatar
Ms. Sarah M. KILEMI [withdrawn] Kenya
Ms. Asma KHADER [withdrawn] Jordan
Ms. Priscilla Jana South Africa

Provisional Agenda CEDAW/SP/2016/1
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CVs of candidates: Official document CEDAW/SP/2016/2
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List of candidates (Addendum) CEDAW/SP/2016/2/Add.1
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Report of the Meeting of States parties CEDAW/SP/2016/3
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Results of the election of the members of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to replace those whose terms are due to expire on 31 December 2016

The Nineteenth Meeting of States parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was held on 21 June 2016 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The purpose of the meeting was to elect individuals to fill the eleven positions on the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women which will become vacant on 31 December 2016.

At the outset of the Meeting, [...] [country] from the [Regional Group] was elected to serve as its Chair, [...] [country] from the [Regional Group] and [...] [country] from the [Regional Group] were elected Vice-Chairs.

The individuals elected to fill the eleven positions on the Committee are:

Name of candidate
Nationality
Term expires on 31 December
Ms. Nicole AMELINE France 31.12.2020
Mr. Gunnar BERGBY Norway 31.12.2020
Ms. Marion BETHEL Bahamas 31.12.2020
Ms. Hilary GBEDEMAH Ghana 31.12.2020
Ms. Nahla HAIDAR Lebanon 31.12.2020
Ms. Dalia LEINARTE Lithuania 31.12.2020
Ms. Rosario G. MANALO Philippines 31.12.2020
Ms. Theodora NWANKWO Nigeria 31.12.2020
Ms. Bandana RANA Nepal 31.12.2020
Ms. Wenyan SONG China 31.12.2020
Ms. Aicha Vall VERGES
A | E | F
Mauritania 31.12.2020
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