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UN women’s rights experts issue findings on Philippines, Myanmar, France, Albania, Turkey, Uruguay, Mali, Trinidad and Tobago

GENEVA (25 July 2016) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has published its findings on the following countries which it examined during its 4 – 22 July session in Geneva:  Philippines, Myanmar, France, Albania, Turkey, Uruguay, Mali, and Trinidad and Tobago.

The findings cover how the respective State is 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 here:

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is composed of 23 international independent experts, who monitor implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, ratified to date by 189 States.

The Committee will next meet from 24 October to 18 November in Geneva to review Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Burundi, Canada, Estonia, Honduras, Netherlands, and Switzerland. More information here:


For more information and media requests, please contact:  Ravina Shamdasani (+41 22 917 9169 / rshamdasani@ohchr.org) or Cécile Pouilly (+41 22 917 9310 / cpouilly@ohchr.org)


CEDAW members 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. More information:

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