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UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women publishes concluding observations on Azerbaijan, Denmark, Ecuador, Eritrea, Gabon, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Tuvalu

GENEVA (6 March 2015) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) has published its findings on women’s rights in the States it examined during its session from 16 February to 6 March: Azerbaijan, Denmark, Ecuador, Eritrea, Gabon, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Tuvalu.

The reports, known as concluding observations, can be found here:

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The concluding observations contain positive aspects of a respective State’s implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, highlight main areas of concern, and detail the Committee’s recommendations for action.

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For more information and media requests, please contact Liz Throssell (+41 (0) 22 917 9466/ ethrossell@ohchr.org

To arrange an interview with a Committee member, please contact Jakob Schneider (+41 22 917 9301 /jschneider@ohchr.org)

More on the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW): http://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/cedaw/pages/cedawindex.aspx

Text of the Convention: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CEDAW.aspx

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