COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN
40th anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
In 2019, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, adopted on 18 December 1979. To celebrate this historic event, the Committee has organized a series of activities throughout the year.
The Committee is also actively supporting various initiatives of its partners to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Convention.
- On 18 March 2019, the Committee and UNWOMEN co-organised
a side event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Convention in the margins of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. Entitled
“Women’s rights and the 2030 Agenda: 40 Years of Empowering Women with a View of Sustainable Development”(flyer and
concept note) the event was supported by the Permanent Mission of France, OHCHR and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. The following interventions were made during the event:
Opening remarks by Ms. Nicole Ameline, Vice-Chair, CEDAW
Opening remarks by Ms. Åsa Regnér, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women
Statement by Ms. Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict
Statement by Ms. Anne Gueguen, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of France
Statement by Ms Anne-Claire Berg, Director, Danone Culture and Engagement
Statement by Ms. Cristina Lunghi, President, Arborus NGO
Joint CEDAW/UNITAR/IPU event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the CEDAW Convention: Panel discussion on “Eradicating Discrimination against Women: Milestones and Next Steps”, 8 July 2019 (date to be confirmed).
- Joint side event on the margins of the 41st session of the Human Rights Council, organized jointly by CEDAW and the Permanent Missions of Austria, Moldova and the United Kingdom, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the CEDAW Convention: Panel discussion on “Trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration”, 25 June 2019 (venue and time to be confirmed)