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UN Women’s Rights Committee to review Austria, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guyana, Mozambique, and Qatar

GENEVA (27 June 2019) — The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is meeting in Geneva from July 1 to 19 to review the situation of women’s rights in the following countries: Austria, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guyana, Mozambique, and Qatar.

All the countries under review are party to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and so are reviewed regularly on how they are implementing it. The Committee will hold dialogues with delegations from the respective governments and be briefed by NGOs and national human rights institutions.

More information is available on the Web page for the session.

The Committee’s open meetings will take place in Room XVI at the Palais des Nations. A programme of work is available on-line.

The recommended hashtag for the meetings will be #CEDAW73 and the meetings will be webcast live at http://webtv.un.org/

CEDAW’s recommendations, officially termed concluding observations, are scheduled to be published on Monday, 22 July.

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Background 

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women monitors States parties’ adherence to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, which to date has 189 States parties. The Committee is made up of 23 members who are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties. The Committee’s concluding observations are an independent assessment of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the Convention. 

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