CEDAW side event: Panel discussion on "Strengthening synergies between CEDAW and Women, Peace and Security Resolutions"

Seventy-second session, 18 February - 08 March 2019, Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVI

OHCHR and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (Committee) in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders will hold a panel discussion on during the Committee’s 72nd Session under the theme "Strengthening synergies between CEDAW and Women, Peace and Security Resolutions". This side event will highlight the increasing reporting on WPS in State Party reports to the CEDAW Committee, sustain the advocacy and further strengthen the synergies between CEDAW and WPS. The speakers will include:

Bandana Rana, Chair of the CEDAW Task Force on WPS women, peace and security  

Daniel Klingele, Ambassador and Deputy Director of the Directorate of International Law, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Civil society representative from Palestine (tbc)

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

Date and Venue

The side event will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Conference Room XVI, on Friday, 1 March 2019, from 13:00 to 15:00.


English only.


The Committee invites States parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, United Nations entities and specialized agencies, United Nations and regional human rights mechanisms, non-governmental organizations and other interested organizations and individuals to participate in this event.

How to register

Please register for the 1 March 2019 in the CEDAW 72nd session using the UNOG platform by 11 February 2019 (please note that the link for registering will be activated one month before the beginning of the 72nd session of the Committee).

Please note that individuals must bring their passport (or government issued photo ID) as well as their ground pass every time they wish to enter the UN premises.

Please note that there are only a limited number of seats available.

Further information

For further information on, please refer to the event’s flyer.


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