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UN women’s rights experts issue findings on Bahamas, Congo, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mauritius, Nepal, Samoa, Tajikistan, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

GENEVA (12 November 2018) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has published its findings on the countries it examined during its seventy-first session from 22 October to 9 November in Geneva: Bahamas, Congo, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mauritius, Nepal, Samoa, Tajikistan, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The findings cover how the respective States parties are doing with regard to women’s rights, detailing positive developments, main areas of concern, and recommendations for action. The findings, officially known as concluding observations, can be found on the Web page for the session.

The Committee will next meet from 18 February to 8 March 2019 in Geneva to review Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Botswana, Bulgaria, Colombia, Ethiopia, Serbia, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. More information is available on the session Web page

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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 treaty.

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